Metta Circle
"In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind, there are few."
-- Suzuki Roshi

Metta Circle

The Metta Circle is a group of volunteers who have agreed to extend healing metta each day for one week to those for whom it is requested.

Metta has been translated as loving-kindness, friendliness, benevolence, friendship, love, and active interest in others. It is one of the ten paramitas and the first of the four Brahma Viharas. The practice extends thoughts of healing and loving-kindness toward the recipient and instills happiness and compassion in the meditator.


How It Works

Requesting Metta
Sangha members can request that metta be extended for themselves or for family or friends in need of healing and loving thoughts by filling out a Metta Request form found on the information table at regular Tuesday night sits. The form has space for a recipient’s name, the reason for the request, and the date. After filling out the form, fold it and place it in the Metta Circle box on the information table. The forms will be collected each week by a Care Committee Coordinator who will send the information via email to the Metta Circle Volunteers. The information on the form can be as brief as you wish and need not compromise the privacy of the recipient. Alternatively, sangha members can send an email request to