Loving Kindness: The Buddhist philosophy of metta and its application in everyday life – Walter Mason
About the Presentation
In a time that seems to encourage anger, outrage and an inability to respect others, it can feel pointless to lead a way of life based above all on the concepts of love and kindness. Buddhism, however, has always stressed that the quality of loving kindness (known as Metta in Pali) is one essential for a life well lived and a world freed from hatred and enmity.
In this talk, lifelong Buddhist student Walter Mason discusses the idea of Metta, its foundation in Buddhist teaching and how we might practically and consciously incorporate more loving kindness into our lives.
About the Presentator
Walter Mason is the author of “Destination Saigon” and “Destination Cambodia” and a well-known travel writer and speaker. He worked at the Adyar bookshop for more than 11 years before becoming a full-time writer and teacher.
He is the Vice President of the NSW Dickens Society and a popular teacher of writing, mindfulness and creativity. As well as leading tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Walter teaches Cambodian, Vietnamese and Buddhist history. He is a regular lecturer on literary subjects including E. F. Benson, Noel Coward and the travel writer H. V. Morton. Walter has spoken at festivals and conferences around the world and teaches writing, journaling and creativity across Australia.
Cost $3 members, $6 non-members Afternoon tea and cakes provided after talk. All Welcome!!