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Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters is co-founder with Steve Armstrong of the Vipassana Metta Foundation on Maui, and a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society of Barre, MA. In 1977 she began her Dharma training in the Mahasi tradition with the late Anagarika Munindra of India. In 1985, the late Ven. U Pandita also became her life-long teacher, training intensively in vipassana and metta jhana meditations in Myanmar and abroad. Presently she continues to receive practice training in this tradition from Ven. U Vivekananda of Nepal. She encourages total liberation through practicing continuity of awareness and compassion in everyday life, as well as having the balance of precision and kindness in intensive meditation training. Through the many years of her training, she raised four grateful children, and has been blessed by seven grandchildren.

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February 11, 2021 - The Two Guardians of the World

The development of the mind and heart through meditation, which is what we do in our practice, is bhāvanā, cultivation of this fertile soil from which the fruit of freedom can come. The cultivation of awareness is really coming to see in a very intimate way the default habit patterns of the mind. We need a lot of mettā, and compassion, and equanimity to do that. We need these also to see the joy and delight of moments of being free. These come together so beautifully, these practices of the heart, and the practices of training the mind. It’s all one thing.

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