Developing the Perfections of the heart: meditation class
Tuesdays Sept 1 to Nov 3, 2020 - 10 sessions
Taught by Adrianne Ross
In Buddhist teachings, the paramis, or perfections of the heart, are qualities that all spiritual practitioners must develop to support their awakening to the truth.
We're envisioning this class as an honest exploration of how to bring our lives more in line with our own deepest priorities and values. Unlike with refined states of concentration, the paramis can be cultivated in the midst of all of the complication of our everday lives, and in this way all of life can be part of the path of practice.
MAKING A HOME OF THE HEART: EXPLORING THE DIVINE ABIDINGS
Sundays 9-10:30am Tuesdays 7-9pm Various Dates
Taught by Margo McLoughlin
The Four Brahma Viharas, or the Divine Abidings are unconditional friendliness (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha). When we cultivate these beautiful qualities, we incline the mind towards the wholesome. Step by step, we connect with the universality of human joy and the inescapable reality of human suffering. At the same time, we are actively inoculating ourselves against those states of mind that keep us spinning in fear, caught by the delusion that we exist independently of other beings. The truth is, we are not separate. By actively caring for our own minds and hearts, we benefit everyone in our lives.