The metta practice rests on the basis of loving oneself, or at least liking oneself. Without this step, no further progress is possible, either in the metta practice or in the practice of any of the Brahma Viharas (the Divine Abidings). And with the English — the men at least — this first step was proving very difficult, if not impossible…
Short animation 3mins. When an old hermit monk has his day interrupted by an uninvited guest, he is unwillingly taken on a journey to discover the true meaning of companionship.
‘Three Dharma Gates to Buddhism’ by Bhante Bodhidhamma a talk given at the Golden Buddha Centre, Totnes on Sunday 14th May 2017. (About 30 minutes)