For these instructions we suggest workings in groups of 2-4 people.
This practice can also be done taking turns in a larger group, if you're in person. For this format we suggest a circular layout, with each participant taking turns as you go around the circle.
By Vince Horn
In this practice you can work with any lovingkindness phrases that you like, taking turns offering & receiving the phrases out-loud with others. The difference, is that you can also, at any time, drop the extended phrases, and work instead with the pith phrases.
May you/I/we be happy
May you/I/we be healthy
May you/I/we be safe & protected
May you/I/we live with an open heart
Safe & Protected