The Beautiful Emotions
Teacher: Pat Coffey
Tonight we will explore the Brahma Viharas. Known as The Beautiful Emotions, The Four Faces of Love or The Divine Abodes, they are central to the cultivation of a powerful spiritual practice. Loving Friendliness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity are intimately interrelated. Practical instructions will be offered on how to enhance these natural human characteristics.
This from the scholar monk Nyanaponika Thera: These four attitudes are said to be excellent or sublime because they are the right or ideal way of conduct towards living beings. They provide, in fact, the answer to all situations arising from social contact. They are the great removers of tension, the great peace-makers in social conflict, and the great healers of wounds suffered in the struggle of existence. They level social barriers, build harmonious communities, awaken slumbering magnanimity long forgotten, revive joy and hope long abandoned, and promote human brotherhood against the forces of egotism.
This evenings presentation is suitable for both beginning and advanced practitioners as guided instructions will be offered during the meditation period.