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Welcome to How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta, presented by Lion's Roar and hosted by JoAnna Hardy. Here you'll learn all you need to know to begin and continue with the practice of metta, or loving-kindness, meditation.

A few notes about the course:

  • While the course is designed to be followed sequentially, you may jump around as you like. You’ll see a green check-mark next to chapters you’ve completed.
  • Lion’s Roar editors have provided summary notes and tips at the end of each section. You can also add and save your own notes for each section using the notes tool at the bottom of the navigation menu. You can print your notes anytime for offline reading.
  • Also included are suggested further readings drawn from our publications, Lion’s Roar magazine, Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, and lionsroar.com.

Thank you for choosing How to Cultivate a Loving Heart. We hope you’ll find it engaging and enjoyable.