Teatime at Birken (4 of 9) streamed live as part of the Virtual Metta Retreat (December 23-31, 2020).
Index of questions:
00:00 - Welcome
00:33 - Which requires greater effort - overcoming bodily or mental unpleasant feelings?
10:33 - How do we give meaning to Loving-kindness as kusala-kriya - skillfully moving towards the ultimate release of suffering?
23:05 - Could it be that the pandemic has brought good conditions for the development of Metta?
32:53 - Can Metta lead to the Jhanas and Enlightenment?
37:15 - How can I hold my contentment with simplicity and not question it when others ask “what did you do today”?
43:59 - How much needs to be put into Metta practice to overcome our automatic emotional reactions?
48:07 - What does ‘Vande’ mean - from the ‘Buddham Vande’ chant?