|An Introduction to Heart Cultivation:
A five week class
starting Thursday May 7th, 2020
at 6 pm
taught by Doug Pullin
This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness
And who knows the path of peace ....."
The Metta Sutta
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.
Book for the class:
The Four Sublime States by Nyanaponika Thera
This may be downloaded online free of charge by double clicking on the blue lettering above.
Recommended donation of $115.00 for the series of five classes.
No one turned away due to inability to pay.
6 pm to 7:25 pm on Thursdays 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28 and 6/4 2020. Please note that these are recently revised dates. The registration materials may have the start date as 4/23. This will be updated shortly
On Zoom. The link to Zoom will be sent with your registration confirmation
Online registration available here .
To ask questions or get more information email Douglas at [email protected] or call (503) 293-4177.