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Compassion Practice - Four Immeasurables

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Cultivate the positive qualities of compassion and kindness, avoid burnout, and put in place strategies to deal with anger and attachment.

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Over five evening sessions we will be looking at how to cultivate the positive qualities such as loving-kindness and compassion. In Buddhism this is often simply referred to as compassion practice.

This program will primarily focus on the four immeasurables of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. These four universal qualities are essential for creating harmony, within the family, in the workplace, and between countries. They are skills we can all develop - there is no need to be Buddhist, or even religious, to appreciate their value and enjoy their benefits.

The beginning of the course will focus on developing the qualities of kindness and concern, and the later sessions will focus on how to transform the self-centered attitude into the attitude of cherishing others, with a particular emphasis on the tong-len (giving & taking) practice. In the context of discussing these practices we will also look at how to deal with anger and attachment.

This is the third course in the series will run on Monday and Wednesdays evenings. If you cannot make it to all sessions, you can purchase a package and then contact us for the soundfile links to catch up.

Schedule

  • Session 1 – Loving-kindness (& dealing with attachment) Mon 23 Nov
  • Session 2 – Compassion (& dealing with anger) Wed 25 Nov
  • (No class on Monday 30 November)
  • Session 3 – Empathetic joy & equanimity Wed 02 Dec
  • Session 4 – Exchanging self with others Mon 07 Dec
  • Session 5 – Tong-len (giving & taking) Wed 09 Dec

Suggested Preliminaries

Recommended reading is The Four Immeasurables : Practices to Open the Heart by Alan Wallace

We encourage you do the short meditation course with Carolyn Mason as an ideal preparation for these intensive teachings with Glen. Carolyn is also a registered FPMT teacher, and she will be leading Meditations for Peace & Happiness: Meeting the Challenge of Our Time. Carolyn will introduce you to the basics and set you up well for Glen's in-depth and penetrating teachings.

About Glen Svensson

Join internationally renowned mindfulness practitioner Glen Svensson, graduate of the FPMT Masters Program, and recent tutor for Alan Wallace's retreat, for a unique immersive event to develop shamatha, the essential foundation to emotional stability and any success in life.

Since 2005, Glen has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia. With his clear and structured teaching style, Glen emphasises the integration ​of philosophical ​view, meditation and daily life conduct. These eight online sessions will include the presentation, powerpoint slides with all the essential points, and an interactive question and answer at the end of each class.

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  • Individual classes are by donation. Please offer what you are comfortable with. You are most welcome to come to any or all of the classes!
  • Purchase a package for $98 of zoom links to all 5 classes in the series. When selecting tickets, enter promo code PACKAGE and the option will appear!
  • Missed a class? If you cannot personally attend a class in the package, just email us afterwards and we can forward you a link to the soundfile to catch up.
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