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The Brahma Viharas as an Insight Practice
Elaine Retholtz
Mondays: February 8, 22, 29; March 7, 14

February 8, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

The Brahma Viharas are often taught as a concentration practice. And yet, in the Metta Sutta, the Buddha says:
    Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
        Free from drowsiness,
        One should sustain this recollection. (of unconditional, boundless friendliness - metta)
        This is said to be the sublime abiding.
        By not holding to fixed views,
        The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
        Being freed from all sense desires,
        Is not born again into this world.

In this course we will practice each of the Brahma Viharas and explore the insights of each: Metta (unconditional friendliness), Karuna (Compassion), Mudita (Empathetic Joy), Upekkha (Equanimity)

*Teacher support/dana included in the registration fee.
Partial scholarships available via the link below.

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elaine retholtz

Elaine Retholtz Elaine Retholtz has been studying and practicing the Dharma for over 20 years, and has been teaching since 2004. In addition to teaching at NYI, she teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and has a deep interest in helping students integrate mindfulness practice into daily life.

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