Loving-kindness stengthens the natural human desire that you and others be well. A core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as other compassion cultivation programs, loving-kindness meditation uses a combination of imagery and language to open the heart. The imagery involves bringing to mind people we're in relationship to, and the language brings up phrases that channel good wishes. While most loving-kindness practices use "standard" loving-kindness phrases,you can also write your own through a meditative process used in Mindful Self-Compassion - you can practice that here.
Loving-Kindness Meditation - 15 minutes
In this unique Loving Kindness Meditation, Tim supports us in exploring loving kindness moving in three directions as a helpful support for developing a broader understanding of loving kindness and compassion.
- Offering loving kindness to another
- Receiving loving kindness from another
- Offering loving kindness to yourself
Mindfulness Northwest Resources
These practice recordings, videos, and descriptions are provided to the community for your personal use free of charge. Our mission at Mindfulness Northwest is to make quality, teacher-supported, mindfulness and compassion training more available to communities in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We hope you find this mindfulness practice helpful and invite you to explore our upcoming programs.