(7 Tuesday Evenings )
at Santa Monica Meditation Center, (1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA, 90404)
In this class series we explore the Buddha's teachings on the four qualities of the awakened heart: lovingkindess, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity.
As the mind is liberated through our meditation practice, so too the heart is freed and can dwell in more peaceful "abodes" known as the "Brahma Viharas" or "Divine Abodes". We will explore daily life exercises for developing this radiant heart as well as traditional meditations to cultivate the Brahma Viharas for greater balance, joy and ease in our meditation practice as well as in daily life.
This class is appropriate for students with some meditation experience who would like to deepen their practice. Classes will include time for meditation, meditation instruction, teachings and group discussion, and is designed to deepen your practice.
Recommended to students who have some meditation experience, such as the Basics of Mindfulness class or Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
This class is a Dana based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class series, which includes 8 classes, is $240 dollars.
$30 per person of an average size class at InsightLA covers the cost of paying teachers, administrators, rent and outreach, as well as covering the participation of students who will pay less.
Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other… Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.
InsightLA is a community of people dedicated to maintaining a safe and welcome, open and diverse environment that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.
InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.