In this weekend retreat we will turn our attention to the “Four Beautiful Qualities of Heart” known as the Brahmaviharas, or Divine Abodes. These essential qualities are: loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Each of us has the inherent capacity to strengthen these qualities in our own hearts and minds. Through practice they may become our dwelling places where we feel “at home”, not only places we visit on occasion.
There are specific instructions and practices for cultivating each of the four Brahmaviharas, and over the course of the weekend we will practice with each one. We will investigate loving-kindness on Saturday morning, compassion on Saturday afternoon, joy on Sunday morning. and equanimity on Sunday afternoon.
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators. Our time together will include guided meditation periods, talks, and time for discussion and questions.
About Weekend Retreats and Intensives: These non-residential retreats and Intensives offer a great opportunity to experience extended practice closer to home and within the container of noble silence. The teacher(s) for this specific retreat are supported by NYI and participants are not asked to support the teacher through th epractice of dana. Registration fees also cover the operational costs of the weekend.
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Registration Fees include Teacher Support
New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.
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