The Power of Loving Friendliness (Metta: Loving-Kindness) by Henepola Gunaratana

The Power of Loving Friendliness

Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Language: ‎English

00:00 The Power of Loving Friendliness
05:07 The Four Sublime States
08:35 The Seed is in All of Us
13:00 Seeing Through The Dirt
17:31 Practicing Loving Friendliness
26:35 Dealing with Anger
34:44 Universal Loving Friendliness

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Henepola Gunaratana
Henepola Gunaratana

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He came to the United States in 1968. “Bhante G” (as he is fondly called by his students) has written a number of books, including the now-classic meditation manual Mindfulness In Plain English and its companion Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Bhante G regularly leads retreats on vipassana, mindfulness, metta (Loving-friendliness), concentration, and other topics both at the Bhavana Society and elsewhere.

Bhante Gunaratana is an internationally recognized author and meditation teacher. Prior to coming to the United States, he spent five years doing in missionary work with the Harijanas (Untouchables) of India and ten years in Malaysia. He has taught in a number of settings, including American University of Washington DC where he served as Buddhist chaplain and the Buddhist Vihara of Washington DC, where he served as president. Bhante G has a strong scholarly background and livelong commitment to dhamma.