Metta (also know as loving-kindness) is an active form of meditation where instead of focusing on the breath, we focus on sending benevolent thoughts and wishes out into the world, and we imagine that the people—or animals—in our minds are touched by our good will. Slowly transforming the mind into a kind and gentle place.

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What to expect?

The meditation takes about 40-50 minutes, but it has a small break in the middle. We conclude the session with a round of gratitude, sharing something we're grateful for today or yesterday. Afterwards you can stay to share your experiences, which can be incredibly valuable, but it is also completely optional!

This session is not EA exclusive. It is a shared event with Student Meditation. Student Meditation is a meditation association for students and staff at the University of Amsterdam.


It starts at 09:30 in Amsterdam, but that might not help you very much. Click here to see it in your local time.

How do I join?

All meditations will be held online, with the links sent in our Whatsapp group just before the session. You can join the Whatsapp group by solving the puzzle below. Alternatively, you can find an overview of all our events with their links here.