Metta Bhavana: Loving-Kindness Meditation

This is the text of a guided meditation that we frequently use at our meditation classes.

You can download it here.

We are very lucky because the Supreme Buddha, our Great Teacher, has taught us all about morality, concentration and wisdom. Now, without anger, ill will and jealousy, let’s spread loving kindness to all beings. Think in this way:

May I be free from anger.
May I be free from ill will.
May I be free from jealousy.
May I be free from mental suffering.
May I be free from physical suffering.
May I live in peace.
May I live happily.

May I be free from anger.
May I be free from ill will.
May I be free from jealousy.
May I be free from mental suffering.
May I be free from physical suffering.
May I live in peace.
May I live happily.

May all beings in this place:
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May all beings live in peace.
May all being live happily.

May all beings in this city:
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May all beings in this city live in peace.
May all beings in this city live happily.

May all beings in this province:
… be free from anger
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May all beings in this province live in peace.
May all beings in this province live happily.

May all beings in this country:
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
.. be free from physical suffering.
May all beings in this country live in peace.
May all beings in this country live happily.

May all beings in this world:
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May all beings in this world live in peace.
May all beings in this world live happily… live happily… live happily

May all beings:
… be free from anger.
… be free from ill will.
… be free from jealousy.
… be free from mental suffering.
… be free from physical suffering.
May all beings live in peace.
May all beings live happily… live happily… live happily.

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!