Loving kindness and self-compassion

Non-residential retreat

fire heart

Metta is the virtue of friendliness or loving-kindness towards ourselves and others. In the Buddhist tradition a meditation practice is used to cultivate this quality. This practice has been part of the Buddhist tradition since the time of the Buddha who himself recommended the practice.

We often find it more difficult to develop metta toward ourselves so during the retreat, along with exploring and experiencing different ways of approaching the development of metta, we will be learning some self-compassion practices.

This retreat begins with a simple meal of dhal and rice at 5.30pm followed by joining in with our Friday night puja at 6.30pm.


26 February 2021  5:30pm-9:00pm
27 February 2021  9:00am-1:00pm
28 February 2021  9:00am-1:00pm


$120 waged or $80 low or unwaged


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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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Portrait of Vasudhara

Vasudhara has been involved with the Triratna Buddhist community since 1999 and was ordained in 2014. She leads some of our Friday night pujas and is…

Portrait of Karunajoti

Karunajoti has been involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre since 1999 when she first came along to learn to meditate. This led to a desire to…

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