24hr Loving Kindness Meditation (Lockdown Mettathon)

12pm Sat 25th – 12pm Sun 26th April 2020

Please join us for our annual 24hr loving kindness meditation.

This will be a virtual gathering with the whole event streamed live on YouTube.

All friends and family welcome. Instructions for beginners are provided below.

Join for as long as you like or as often as you like during the 24hrs.

Be part of this amazing positive effort to share our living kindness with all those who might need it now. 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To register your participation for the Mettathon you can do one of the following – 

Join our Telegram group to let us know what time slot you want to do – Lockdown Mettathonhttps://t.me/lockdownmetta

Email us to let us know what time you want to join – hello AT theartofmeditaiton.org

Or simply meditate as and when you feel you can during the event. 

The livestream will be on our Love vs Virus YouTube channel. Click here for the youtube channel

 
Join us and let’s create a field of positivity and love

DOWNLOAD GUIDED MEDITATIONS TO USE FOR THE EVENT [Click to Download]

What is Loving Kindness?

The practice of loving kindness can help in many ways, especially during this global epidemic that we find ourselves in. 

Loving kindness is a specific type of meditation that focuses on a generated feeling of love, for ourselves, for those around us, and even for those we have never met.

Guided instructions on how to learn and practice this meditation can be found here

DOWNLOAD GUIDED MEDITATIONS AUDIO [Click to Download]

This meditation package contains the following – 

Beginners

Meditation One – Settling into your meditation, and then sending love to yourself. 

Meditation Two – Sending love to yourself and then to others

Advanced

Meditation Three – Sharing the love to all. 

Meditation Complete Guided Instructions – This is a meditation that sends love to yourself, those around you, those who are helping us in our time of need, and then sharing our good deeds with those who have passed away.

Anyone of these meditations can be used during the Mettathon. You can cycle through them or just play the one you like the most. 

What are the benefits of Loving Kindness meditation to me and to others?

How can it help me?

To practice loving kindness one would need to feel relaxed, calm and settled. This immediately has the benefit of releasing any anxiety, stress and tension that you may be feeling,. Even getting to this stage in our meditation practice can be quite a challenge for many, so don’t be deterred if it takes you a long time to start to feel settled. Give yourself as much time as you to relax.

Once you are relaxed, you can then make some reflections on gratitude to help generate a positive attitude within yourself. 

The guided instructions provided will walk you through all of these steps.

How can it help others?

Once you are settled, and feeling some sense of happiness, love, appreciation or gratitude, you can bring to mind others that you wish to share this feeling with. This can help them feel more settled and calm, and if they are ill, it can help give them supporting energy. 

I keep falling asleep when I meditate and don’t end up feeling any love. Is that ok?

And if you fall asleep rather than keep meditating then don’t worry. It’s better that you do this than get frustrated about not practicing loving kindness. Just try meditating again, and keep trying until you get better at it. It does take time. 

What if I don't know how to mediate?

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to meditate. You can still try and do a little loving kindness to add to the pool that we’ll all be contributing to. 

To follow a very simple starting point to meditation you can see these following videos on YouTube

Be Part Of A Positive Field Of Merit

When: Sat 25th – Sun 26th April 2020

Where: Livestream on YouTube channel Love vs Virus

Arrival Time From: 11.45am Sat 25th April 2020

Meditation start time – 12pm Sat 25th April

Meditation finish time – 12pm Sun 26th April

The event will be live streamed in YouTube.
There are guided loving kindness meditations to download for your use. [on this page]
All are welcome to join this event. From total beginners to experienced meditators. 
If you are part of a group of meditators or other social groups, then please coordinate a group of you to join in. 
There is a timetable where you can commit to meditate for a certain time during the 24hrs. Or just meditate as and when you can for however long you can. Whatever works for you.

Guided instructions on how to learn and practice this meditation can be found here

DOWNLOAD GUIDED MEDITATIONS AUDIO [Click to Download]

This meditation package contains the following – 

Meditation One – Settling into your meditation, and then sending love to yourself. 

Meditation Two – Sending love to yourself and then to others

Meditation Three – Sharing the love to all. 

Meditation Complete Guided Instructions – This is a meditation that sends love to yourself, those around you, those who are helping us in our time of need, and then sharing our good deeds with those who have passed away.

Anyone of these meditations can be used during the Mettathon. You can cycle through them or just play the one you like the most.