Metta Meditation for Deep Healing and Samadhi
Ayya Sobhana, Prioress of Awakening Forest Hermitage for Buddhist Monastic Women
Original Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011


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Metta, or universal loving-kindness, is a powerful method of meditation taught by the Buddha. Ayya Sobhana teaches an approach to metta meditation based on mindfulness of the body, methodically untangling the emotional knots which block us. Penetrating into the body, heart and mind, metta meditation can progressively open the way to right samadhi, or deep meditation. This introductory class will inspire you with tools to tame the wandering mind so that your cushion practice will bring healing and well being into your life.

Bhikkhuni Ayya Sobhana has meditated and trained with Bhante Henepola Gunaratana since 1989. Her primary practice is the Eightfold Noble Path, that is, integration of meditation with ethical living and compassionate relationships for the sake of liberation. She ordained in 2003 and obtained full Bhikkhuni ordination in 2006. Last year, Ayya Sobhana moved from the Bhavana Society in West Virginia to Aranya Bodhi—Awakening Forest Hermitage, where she is the Prioress. Aranya Bodhi is a new community for monastic women located on the Sonoma Coast of California.


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