The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley will conduct one Meditation Session on Saturday, 18 January 2020 at the Senior Citizens Centre, Welsford Street, at 10:00 am. All are welcome.
What are the Four Brahmaviharas?
The brahmaviharas are four prized emotions or mindstates that give us a framework to cultivate positive behaviors and minimize harmful ones. They are called the “divine abodes” because they are the mindstates in which all the enlightened ones reside. They are also known as the “four immeasurables” or “four limitless ones” because they represent love and goodwill toward all sentient beings, without limit.
The four brahmaviharas are:
Loving-kindness (Pali: metta)
Sympathetic joy (mudita)
The late Buddhist teacher Ayya Khema described the brahmaviharas as “the only emotions worth having.” By cultivating the four immeasurables, you not only develop limitless love but undo what the Buddha called their “near enemies”: indifference, pity, envy, and jealousy.
You can bring one or more of the four brahmaviharas to mind anytime during your day to renew your loving connection to others. You can also cultivate these qualities through meditation practice. First, stabilize your mind through mindfulness, or calm abiding, meditation. Then bring each immeasurable to mind, first toward yourself and, over time, toward all sentient beings as limitless as space.
Buddhist Meditation in Shepparton
The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley will conduct one Meditation Session on Saturday, 18 January at the Senior Citizens Centre, Welsford Street, at 10:00 am. The Buddhist Association of the Goulburn Valley would like to invite you to attend this meditation session conducted in English by Phra Satit Thitaadhammo from Dhammakaya Meditation Centre, Albury.
Program: Meditation by Phra Satit Thitaadhammo
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Location: Senior Citizens Centre, 132 Welsford St, Shepparton (adjacent Monash Park)
More Information: Sam Atukorala, 5831 2395
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