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Loving Kindness Meditation
Practicing Metta meditation improves a person’s mind state and has lasting and profound emotional, physical, and spiritual benefits. Through scientific research, Metta meditation, or loving-kindness, has been shown to decrease migraines, chronic pain, and symptoms of depression and PTSD. It increases compassion and feelings of empathy, as well as decreases criticism of self and others. It can even positively affect the aging process and makes you more resilient to stress. Each session includes a guided loving-kindness meditation, short discussion on a mindful element of loving-kindness, a handout and time to ask questions. Join our co-facilitators Pema Antoniotti and Chris Lee-Thompson and be prepared for a lively discussion. In our fall 2018 series we plan to cover the following topics (order to be decided), and will often add topics as the sessions progress in order to take into account the group’s needs and interests. --Introduction to Loving Kindness --Science-based benefits of Loving Kindness --The brain and the heart --Aspects of Loving Kindness: Gentleness --Aspects of Loving Kindness: Working with the inner critic --Aspects of Loving Kindness: Not feeling inconvenienced by others --Loving Kindness and Compassion --Tips to prepare the body for meditation --A review of how to sit comfortably As Pema and Chris come from different faith backgrounds, they will offer these new topics during the series: --Loving Kindness and the Buddhist Sutras --Loving Kindness in Christianity --Interfaith perspectives on Loving Kindness This group is held in-person at the residence and participating locations AND online using Zoom. We ask that you register on our website at so that we can prepare the session appropriately and send you handouts when we use them in the class. However, it is not mandatory to register. To participate by zoom, use this link:

Joyful Path

2407 Allied Drive · Madison, wi

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Joyful Path Meditation and Healing center hosts weekly meditation groups at our teaching space at 2407 Allied Drive in Madison. This MeetUp group will provide updates to our meditation schedules and give information on various events we host. Anyone interested in meditation from beginners to experienced meditators are welcome to join us!

Our weekly events include Wednesday night Loving Kindness meditation and instruction, Sunday morning Dharma teaching and transformative meditation, and on Tuesday nights we offer Conscious Communication classes and a group meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh in Sauk City at the Free Congregation Church.

You can learn more about us on our website at

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