Variations of The Loving-Kindness Meditation


Loving-kindness is a meditation practice focused on fostering compassion, kindness, and love for oneself and others
Feel free to use this resource sheet to maintain a consistent daily meditation practice, alongside the fluctuating daily sharing.

Loving-Kindness Meditation, influenced by the Buddhist tradition:

May I be well and happy.
May I be free from jealousy and fear.
May I be free from hatred and greed.
May I be free from grief and pain.
May I find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in my life.
May I achieve eternal peace.
May my parents and teachers be well and happy.
May they be free from jealousy and fear.
May they be free from hatred and greed.
May they be free from grief and pain.
May they find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in their lives
May they achieve eternal peace.
May my brothers and sisters be well and happy.
May they be free from jealousy and fear.
May they be free from hatred and greed.
May they be free from grief and pain.
May they find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in their lives
May they achieve eternal peace.
May my friends be well and happy.
May they be free from jealousy and fear.
May they be free from hatred and greed.
May they be free from grief and pain.
May they find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in their lives
May they achieve eternal peace.
May the people I don’t know or understand be well and happy.
May they be free from jealousy and fear.
May they be free from hatred and greed.
May they be free from grief and pain.
May they find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in their lives
May they achieve eternal peace.
May all beings be well and happy.
May we be free from jealousy and fear.
May we be free from hatred and greed.
May we be free from grief and pain.
May we find courage, perseverance, and wisdom to overcome failures in our lives
May we achieve eternal peace.

A Different Version of Buddhist Loving-Kindness (Metta):
 
  • My heart fills with with loving kindness. I love myself. May I be happy. May I be well. May I be peaceful. May I be free.

  • May all beings in my vicinity be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my city be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my state be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my country be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings on my continent be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in my hemisphere be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings on planet Earth be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  •  May my parents be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all my friends be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
 
  • May all my enemies be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.
  • May all beings in the Universe be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.

  • If I have hurt anyone, knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed, I ask for their forgiveness.
 
  • If anyone has hurt me, knowingly or unknowingly in thought, word or deed, I extend my forgiveness.
 
  • May all beings everywhere, whether near or far, whether known to me or unknown, be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.

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