His Holiness the Karmapa & Crystal Singing Bowls
His Holiness the Karmapa

Loving Kindness Meditation using Crystal Bowls

You can use this meditation in your everyday life.
Is a very effective way of generating positive potential.
It has many benefits– taught as an antidote to fear, to sleep well waking up fresh & happy, for good dreams, for serenity and a peaceful mind, to be loved & protected, to be healed.

Loving Kindness Meditation with Crystal Singing Bowls
  • 1. Get into a comfortable sitting position (not lying down) and gently gong your singing bowl. Close your eyes and let the sound disappear into silence.
    Quietly gong your bowl again and with the sound use your breath to relax your body and mind. You may need to do this 2 or 3 times until you become quiet.

     

  • 2. Now start with the heart feeling of loving kindness and compassion for yourself, because unless you have it for yourself, you can’t have it for anyone else.

     

  • 3. Speak a to d below out. Make the words heard…lovingly, gently.
    Make your intention vibrate. Please use no forcefulness.
  • a. May I be happy.
  • b. May I be free of fear / suffering. (and from the causes of suffering)
  • c. May I be healed / whole – physically, emotionally, psychologically.
  • d. May I be peaceful – filled with loving kindness.
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”. This strengthens the intent. Then as the sound of the bowl dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 4. Then think of a being that you love and dwell in your love for this being.
    (In each case run through the phrases 3a to 3d….’May he/she/name be happy.’)
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 5. Extend loving kindness out to others you love & care about.
    Repeat procedure above…….’May they be happy.’
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 6. Now think of people you are neutral about and grow the feeling bigger to include the country, then Africa, then the world, then all sentient beings.
    Repeat procedure above…….’May they be happy.’
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 7. Then go to those you don’t like and extend loving kindness to them as well – for they too will become Buddhas. Repeat procedure above…….’May they be happy.’
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 8. Now think of enemies and through the heart forgive them, and want for them to be happy and free. To love, to care, to have goodwill…..without limits.
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 9. Then the universe……may your love touch all and bring happiness to all.
    Finally bring your attention back to the room and send loving kindness to all the people in the room. Repeat procedure above…….’May they be happy.’
    Very gently gong your singing bowl and mentally say “so be it”.
    As the sound dissipates rest in this silent awareness for a while.

     

  • 10. Bring your attention back to yourself, back into your body and your attention to this moment. Rest silently for a while.

     

  • 11. Then gong your bowl gently for the last time and feel the loving energy around you and be filled with gratitude.
The foundation and stability of meditation
The Crystal Pure Realm of the Great Himalayas