Deepen your experience of love, compassion, joy and peace
In a loving and supportive environment, learn to develop these qualities of mind and heart that are referred to as the Divine (or Sublime) abidings (or modes of conduct). They are also known as the Brahmaviharas (Brahma +viharas). They are described as the "Four illimitables" (appamannya) in that they have no bounds. Through a variety of concentration meditation practices and skillful intention we can cultivate our inherent capacity for calming, stilling, and healing our state of mind and body. As we cultivate these limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, joy, and equanimity, in time we can harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight meditation. This class includes Dharma talks, guided meditation, discussion, and interactive exercises. This is open to all new and more experienced students. It is a good companion to the Basics of Mindfulness class.