A Meditation to Heal Your Inner Child

A Loving-Kindness Meditation to Heal Your Inner Child

Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward on how to give the wounded child inside you the love and compassion they deserve.

X-Ray of a broken foot.

Three Practices That Healed My Heart After A Traumatic Injury

When a car drove over her foot, Carla Beharry felt like her anger would never end. She soon learned that the only way out of suffering is through it.

Jack Kornfield’s Instructions for Metta Meditation

Jack Kornfield on beginning the time-honored, heart-opening practice of metta (loving-kindness) meditation.

Ajahn Brahm’s Instructions for Loving-Kindness Meditation

Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm shares his personal approach to loving-kindness meditation, also known as metta.

How Meditation Transforms Criticism into Compassion

Being our own best friend is a challenging feat. Kate Johnson explains how meditation can help us get to know our inner critics and prevent them from hindering our path to liberation.

Loving-Kindness: May All Beings Be Happy

Melvin Escobar teaches metta, a concentration practice to cultivate unconditional goodwill for all. In precarious times like these, it’s a way to listen to our hearts.

How to Practice Metta for a Troubled Time

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.

Loving-Kindness Meditation for All Beings & All Bodies

Metta meditation is healing and heart-opening. Arisika Razak leads us through the practice.

A Practice to Work Through Difficult Thoughts

Lisa Ernst shares a practice to offer kindness to your difficult thoughts.

The Four Highest Emotions

Ayya Khema on cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

The Power of Tonglen

On the inbreath, says Judy Lief, take in what is bad, freeing others from it. On the outbreath, offer what is good.

A Practice for Developing Kindness Toward Yourself

A Practice for Developing Kindness Toward Yourself

Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.

The Practice of Love

For many of us, opening our hearts to ourselves may be the hardest part of the path. Here, the late John Welwood shares how and why meditation helped him do it — unconditionally.

How to Open Your Heart Further

Pema Khandro Rinpoche on a bodhisattva’s love.


How to Practice Tonglen Meditation

Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.

Sending & Taking: A Guide to Tonglen Meditation

Tonglen, or “sending and taking,”  is a meditation practice to kindle sympathy. Breathing in, we take in the pain of others and send them relief while breathing out.

May You Be Safe

As Barbara Gates struggles to protect her adventurous dog Tony from danger, she contemplates the deep aspiration at the heart of loving-kindness practice.

Say Yes to an Open Heart

Diana Winston reflects on the intertwining of mindfulness and compassion, as practiced with an open heart.

‘Tis the Season of Compassion

Author and teacher Janice Lynne Lundy explains how a simple question helps her to keep her heart open – to others, and to herself.

The Joy of Self-Caring

We’ve been sold on the idea that self-care means chocolates and bubble baths, but Cyndi Lee says real self-caring is a practice, not a treat. Join Cyndi Lee in Lion’s Roar’s “<a href="https://promo.lionsroar.com/the-women-of-wisdom-summit-free-registration/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Women of Wisdom Summit,</a>” March 21-25.