The Way of Metta: The Radical Power of Kindness

Wednesday 22nd November 2023
7:00pm - 9:15pm

Led by Prasannadeva and Maitrikaya

An In-Person Event

A five-week course exploring the Buddha’s teaching on the transformative power of kindness

What will be explored

“The way of metta is not only a path of ever-increasing positive emotion leading to Enlightenment. It is a guide to recovering our basic human inheritance of joy” – Sangharakshita

The Buddha is renowned as the embodiment of wisdom and love. He also represents the fullest flowering of human potential.

On this course we’ll be studying the Buddha’s words on metta – loving-kindness – and how they point out a path to realise this potential. We’ll be putting his teachings into practice starting with identifying more skillful ways of living; cultivating a vigorous imaginative identification with others; and freeing our mind through the development of wisdom.

The course will include an introduction to the metta-bhavana (development of loving-kindness meditation) and is suitable for newcomers as well as people who wish to intensify their practice and glean new insights.

The course is based upon Sangharakshita’s book Living With Kindness and you will be provided with a copy of the book as part of the course. You will receive the book on the first night of the course.

Who this course is for

  • Anyone interested in discovering the transformative and radical power of Kindness as taugh by the Buddha.
  • Meditators with some experience who want to refresh their metta practice.
  • Complete beginners who want to learn about the Buddha’s teaching on metta/loving kindness and the Metta Bhavana meditation practice.

What will be covered each week

  • Week 1: The way of metta and the first stage of metta-bhavanametta for oneself
  • Week 2: The ethical foundations of metta and the second stage of metta-bhavanametta for a friend
  • Week 3: Cultivating metta and the third stage of metta-bhavanametta for a neutral person
  • Week 4: The culmination of metta and the fourth stage of metta-bhavanametta for an enemy
  • Week 5: The realization of metta and the fifth stage of metta-bhavanametta equalized and limitless

The course leaders

The course will be led by Maitrikaya and Prasannadeva.


7pm – 9.15pm for five weeks starting Wednesday 22nd November 2023


The Dublin Buddhist Centre in Dublin 1.

Booking Information

Cost: €150 waged / €120 low waged / €90 unwaged and then €75 for under-25s

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