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Cultivating the Brahma Viharas as an Insight Practice


  • New York Insight Meditation Center 28 West 27th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10001 (map)

5 Mondays, October 21st – November 18th, 2019 | 9:30am – 11:30am

Lovingkindness (metta) is often taught as a concentration practice. And yet, in the Metta Sutta, the Buddha says:

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness,
One should sustain this recollection.
(of unconditional, boundless friendliness – metta)
This is said to be the sublime abiding.
By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

In the process of cultivating metta, we will naturally encounter the other Brahma Viharas: Karuna Compassion), Mudita (Empathetic Joy), Upekkha (Equanimity), and will explore the insight potential of each of these. 

Learn more and register here.

Earlier Event: September 9
The Power of Forgiveness