The purpose of this meditation is to generate the sincere wish for all living beings to be happy.

I made appropriate preparations for meditation and then started by thinking about my family. In their own different ways each of them is striving to be happy for as much of the day as possible. But the happiness they experience is changing suffering. It feels good, but really it is simply the reduction of an unpleasant feeling until it is tolerable. They look for food, comfort, entertainment etc., but it is not long before they are trying to do something else to overcome their latest discomfort.

I wished that they could experience the true happiness of enlightenment. This happiness will never fade, and is always satisfying.

When the wish was firm, I extended it to all living beings and stayed with it as the object of my meditation.


May all living beings experience the pure happiness of enlightenment.

Practice in the Meditation Break

I will try to remember my meditation and wish everyone pure happiness.