Loving-kindness meditation is a mindfulness technique that some members of our community have been exploring. Also known as “metta,” this technique takes advantage of a quirk in the brain’s hormonal system to help you feel more warmth and compassion, even toward people you dislike. Rick Heller, who facilitates the mindfulness group, has published an article in the Wise Brain Bulletin on the neuroscience behind loving-kindness meditation.
Rick interviewed a number of scientists, including Paul Zak, who appeared at a Humanist Community event last May. The Humanist Mindfulness Group practices secularized forms of meditation and meets every Tuesday at 7pm at the Humanist Center. For more information, see our mindfulness page.