What is a metta loving kindness meditation?
Here’s what our self-editing brethren at Wikipedia have to say about it:
“The cultivation of benevolence (mettā bhāvanā) is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism. In the Theravadin Buddhist tradition, this practice begins with the meditator cultivating benevolence towards themselves, then one’s loved ones, friends, teachers, strangers, enemies, and finally towards all sentient beings. “Compassion meditation” is a contemporary scientific field that demonstrates the efficacy of metta and related meditative practices.