August 2019

09Aug(Aug 9)10:00 AM11(Aug 11)4:30 PMFour Practices for Innate Strength and Wholeness10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (11) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Oren Jay Sofer, SEP No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: August 9 – August 11, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm.
Sliding Scale: $225 – 600. Code OS1M19.

Rest, strength and wholeness are essential parts of any spiritual path. The Brahma Viharas are a set of practices for strengthening four positive mind states: kindness, compassion, joy and balance. These states can be cultivated as a source of resilience, a vehicle for concentration and a support for insight.

In this commuter retreat, we will explore meditative techniques for developing the four Brahma Viharas, and for releasing the obstacles to well-being. Our time together will include instructions, sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks and question and answer sessions with the teacher.

General Information

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