Radiating Metta: Further Teachings on the Awakened Heart
In this class series we will deepen our exploration of the Buddha's teachings on the four qualities of the awakened heart: Metta/Lovingkindess, Karuna/compassion, Mudita/sympathetic joy, and Upekkha/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 and modern meditations to cultivate the Brahma Viharas for greater balance, joy and ease in our meditation practice as well as in daily life.
Classes will include time for meditation, meditation instruction, teachings and group discussion, and is designed to deepen your practice.
*Payment arrangements are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
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 otherâ€¦ Giver receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.