Now Online: The Fierce Vulnerability of Heart Practice – A New Look at the Brahma-viharas
with Leslie Booker
Sunday, July 12th, 2020 | 10:00am – 5:00pm
The brahmaviharas, or “divine abodes”, are some of the Buddha’s primary heart-teachings. These qualities of the heart are: metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy), and upekkha (equanimity). They are sometimes referred to as the “levelers of social barriers” as they provide the remedy to social conflict and the balm for the wounds brought on by systems of harm and oppression. To explore heart practices during these times takes a fierce vulnerability; the ability to consider joy and to keep an open heart in the face of sickness and death, and to protect the heart and mind from being colonized by the three poisons of greed, hatred and delusion.
This daylong will be a way to explore how we can cultivate these states of heart and mind in our own personal practice – giving us the opportunity to live with more ease as we move through this world.
On Thursdays, June 18th – July 9th, 2020, Booker will lead a four-week course on the 10 paramis as antidotes to some of our biggest mental obstacles, enabling us to deal with everything that life throws at us. Click here for more info.
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