|Boorstein (Trent Gilliss/onbeing.org)|
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Loving Kindness with Sylvia Boorstein (video)
Accomplished Buddhist meditation teach Sylvia Boorstein speaks with Krista Tippett
In February, On Being partnered with WDET to hold a live event in a quaint suburban village outside of Detroit, USA. The topic was "raising children in complex times."
Host Krista Tippett’s conversation with Sylvia Boorstein was rolling along nicely: Stories were being told, approaches to child-rearing were being shared...
Then, unexpectedly, Boorstein (a Jewish Buddhist teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center near San Francisco, California) offered to lead a loving-kindness, or metta, meditation for a crowd of more than 300.
How would the crowd react, whose members may never have attended a meditation or mindfulness retreat of any kind? What to expect? What resulted was a magical experience in which the audience fully participated in this unannounced moment of reflection.
If readers are game, On Being offers this video to use as a guided meditation. Will this live experience translate into a fruitful online experience?