Ten Day Metta Retreat
"Metta meditation encourages a feeling of connectedness to the whole world. This CD presents the Dhamma talks from a ten day retreat devoted entirely to metta meditation.
"Metta is in everybody's heart, everybody's mind, everybody's life. There may not be a single living being who does not have the root of metta.
"Most human beings don't know this. They don't know how much loving friendliness they have within themselves. It is buried under the rubble of hatred, anger, and resentment. It is something we have within ourselves all the time and we have to find a way to bring it out.
"When somebody cultivates metta, that person's heart becomes warm. When we cultivate metta within ourselves, only then do we know how relaxed, how comfortable, how peaceful we can feel."
~Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
You cannot request the talks or meditations as seperate CD's.
Contents of this MP3 CD:
Day One: A general introduction to metta
Day Two: The place of metta in the Pali Cannon and in the life of the Buddha
Day Three: Benefits in daily life of having a metta practice
Day Four: Metta practice as a source of calm (passaddhi) and concentration (samadhi)
Day Five: Practical advice on how to practice metta in daily life and the benefits gained from doing so; the historical context of the Metta Sutta
Day Six: Overcoming anger and resentment
Day Seven: Continuation of overcoming anger and resentment
Day Eight: Metta and the brahmaviharas, ten perfections, vipassana
Day Nine: Retreatant's questions and answers
Day Ten: Concluding remarks, bringing metta into your daily life
Additional material on this CD
Karaniya Metta Sutta recitations:
Recitation by Bhante Katugastota Uparatana of the The International Buddhist Center in Wheaton, Maryland
Recitation by Samanera Dhammaratana of Sri Lanka
Karaniya Metta Sutta text:
Romanized Pali, and an English translation done by Bhante Gunaratana (PDF format which requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Mettanisamsa Sutta text:
The eleven benefits of practicing metta - Anguttara Nikaya XI:16. Romanized Pali, and English translation
Seventeen pages of additional recitations on metta
A Buddhist Dictionary:
The well known manual of Buddhist terms and doctrines by Nyanatiloka Mahathera in PDF format