Best of the Archives: How Do You Love Without Being Attached? | Kevin Griffin
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Today we’re tackling some thorny dharma questions. For example: How do you love someone without attachment? How do you love yourself when the self is allegedly an illusion?
Kevin Griffin is both a long time Buddhist practitioner and also a 12 step participant, and in another previous episode we talked to him about the nature of craving and addiction. In this popular episode from the archives, Kevin talks about his semi-skeptical take on loving kindness – that venerable if somewhat misunderstood Buddhist concept and practice. His book is being re-released this month, with a slightly new title Living Kindness: Metta Practice for the Whole of Our Lives.
In this conversation, we talk about:
- Loving kindness versus living kindness
- The dangers of modern loving kindness practice
- The idea that you don't have to feel love all the time
- And we talk about a Buddhist text called the Metta Sutta.
Content Warning: The interview includes brief references to addiction and other forms of suffering.
Where to find Kevin Griffin online:
Living Kindness: Metta Practice for the Whole of Our Lives
Other Resources Mentioned:
- Previous TPH Episode: #324: Your Craving Mind | Kevin Griffin
- Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
- Ajahn Pasanno
- Dr. Bhikkhu Analayo
- Previous TPH Episode: #302 The Words of the Buddha | Bhikkhu Bodhi
- Enlightenments by Jack Kornfield
- Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are by Jack Kornfield