Seven Month Compassion Series
By Willa Miller
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Lama Willa Miller, teacher of Natural Dharma Fellowship, shares a series of compassion meditations from the Tibetan tradition, recorded in the summer of 2012.
||CleanMonth One: Leaning in to Life Challenges||A guided meditation that takes your own immediate challenges in life as a basis for developing love and compassion. Lama Willa leads her students gradually through the process of "leaning in" to what is difficult, as a basis for self-compassion. This pr||1 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Two: Leaning in to Life Challenges while Communing||In this meditation, building on Month One, we meditate on the fact that we are not alone in our difficulties. We are always in community. Lama Willa leads her students through the process of "communing" with others, using our own immediate state as a ba||1 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Three: Transforming Difficulty into Compassion||In this meditation, building on Month Two: Leaning in to Life Challenges while Communing, we begin to imagine our body and mind as the crucible for transforming difficulty into compassion. Using the breath, we imagine breathing in "the difficult" and di||1 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Four: Letting Go Meditation||This is called the "Letting Go" meditation. The "Letting Go" meditation is a practice of learning the skill of releasing the "stickiness" around thought, and learning that it is possible to let go of anything that is passing through the mind. Instead of||1 12 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Five: Suffering of a Loved One as the Basis||A guided meditation that takes the suffering of a loved one as the basis for developing love and compassion. Lama Willa leads her students gradually through the process of connecting to and communing with a dear one, and then through the stages of pract||1 1 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Six: Enhancing our compassion by imagining ourselves in the shoes of someone else||A guided meditation, building on Month Five, that takes us through a process of 'exchange', enhancing our compassion by imagining ourselves in the shoes of someone else. If following the series, practice Month Six 4-5 days per week, occasionally (as nee||1 2 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonth Seven: Compassion for a loved one and an acquaintance||While we know that loved ones seem worthy of our compassion, we do not always reflect that people we do not know are just as worthy. Month Seven helps us widen the sphere of our compassion. In this guided meditation, building on Month Four and Month Fiv||1 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|