A Free Guided Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation

Metta is a Pali word that means “loving kindness.” A metta meditation is a practice of directing loving kindness towards others and oneself. Here are a few versions that you’re welcome to listen to and share with anyone else you’d like:

This is based almost verbatim on the metta practice described in Upasaka Culadasa’s book, “The Mind Illuminated.” I have recorded this with his permission so that I may offer it freely to everyone.

I hope you find it of great benefit to you. This is my first time recording a guided meditation, so I hope you’ll share your feedback and ideas with me! I recorded it on a MacBook Pro using GarageBand and a Samson Q2U handheld microphone. The ending bell and ambient forest background sounds are both public domain, courtesy of the fine folks at FreeSound.org.

I decided to use a bit of a very quiet nature track in the background to replicate what this might sound like if I had recorded it at a place like Cochise Stronghold Retreat rather than my apartment in San Francisco. Otherwise the absolute silence interspersed with my voice every minute or two might have been too jarring.

2018-11-17T22:14:40+00:00 March 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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