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Metta: Loving-Kindness Practice

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Explore the beauty of compassion through a traditional practice called loving-kindness, or Metta. In this meditation class, you’ll first focus on your breath to invite the natural clarity of your mind, then move on to dwell within a space of warm-heartedness. You’ll repeat a series of well wishes to interact with those you bring to mind, allowing the fundamental nature of your heart to shine forth. By putting positivity out into the universe this way, you’ll feel it come back to you tenfold.

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Kirat’s Bio

Kirat Randhawa is a meditation instructor and an inspired student of Tibetan Buddhism based in New York City. She is currently a student at Columbia University studying the role of contemplative training within the field of psychology and how associated mindfulness practices can be used as instruments for individual and societal transformation.

Having been raised in a spiritual home, meditation was at the center of daily life for Kirat. As her practice grew with her and transformed over the years, she began to translate philosophy into action. She learned to use meditation as a tool to practice self-compassion and extend kindness to herself as well as others.

Through her research at The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia to working with underserved communities across the city, she seeks to understand and deconstruct the multilayered conditioning that prohibits human flourishing. Her training at The Tibet House, MNDFL Meditation, and in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction lineage has allowed her to develop a multidimensional approach to support clients on their path toward greater alignment and joy. As a community organizer and explorer, Kirat celebrates leading a life centered around prosocial values and ethical wellbeing through her advocacy for local artisanal products and sustainable craft, plant medicine, sincere dialogue, and social connection.