The Impact of Loving-Kindness on Love as Interbeing in Middle School
Dutille, Jessica A. Orf
This research was designed to examine how the contemplative practice of lovingkindness meditation, otherwise referred to as metta meditation, impacts middle school educators’ perception of love as Interbeing in the classroom experience. The study included a review of literature that provided context for defining love and related research conducted in educational environments specific to love and contemplative practices. Findings relative to how loving-kindness meditation cultivates a sense of love as interbeing among youth and educators are applicable in the fields of education and youth development.