An Evening Meditation on Love

An open interfaith evening meditation on love, centring on a guided loving kindness Buddhist meditation, with prayers and contemplations on love from other religious traditions.

Even an offering throughout billions of realms,
Consisting of gifts infinite in number and variety,
Presented to great beings every day for all eternity,
Could not match the wonder of a mind of love.

- the Buddha

It is a timeless spiritual truth that we all have an immeasurable treasury of love within us. Over 2,500 years ago
the Buddha taught his disciples meditations on loving kindness as a way to reconnect with that inner wealth
and as an antidote to fear. In modern times these meditations continue to provide a gentle yet powerful tool
for opening our hearts and minds, and developing our love, empathy and kindness far beyond conventional
limitations. In the Buddhist tradition, the practice of loving kindness, metta in the Pali language, carries a sense
of unconditional warm-heartedness and kindness, a kind of deep caring, tenderness, and a good heart.

This interfaith evening meditation on love, will centre on on a guided loving kindness meditation, led by Rigpa
Sydney’s Buddhist practitioners.

We are inviting representatives of other religious traditions active in the Newtown area to join us in offering
their prayers and contemplations on love as part of the evening.

The program will include space for quiet reflection, and an opportunity for group discussion over tea, coffee
and cake. For beginners and experienced meditators alike.

Cost: Free

February 23rd, 2023 6:30 PM through  8:30 PM
158 Australia Street
Newtown, NSW 2042