March 22, 2012

This Sunday: Yoga with Dina 6-6:45pm and Dharma Talk onThe Four Brahmaviharas 7-9pm

Hello Everyone,

May this find you all well and enjoying the cessation of our much needed rain.

This Sunday, Dina will be offering her last Sunday of the month yoga from 6 to 6:4pm5. Don't forget to come with your mat and any props you may need, i.e. blanket, block, strap, etc.

At 7, I will be offering the teaching on the Four Brahmaviharas. It will be an introduction to the fourqualities: Metta (Lovingkindness), Karuna, (Compassion), Mudita (Sympathetic Joy) and Upekkha (Equanimity). We will also explore each Brahmavihara's near enemy and far enemy. The near enemy is an ego distortion of the heart but very closely resembles each Brahmavihara and can be easily mistaken for either one of the four. The far enemy is also an ego distortion but very easy to spot because it is clearly the opposite of each  Brahmavihara . The next four times I teach, will be devoted to each  Brahmavihara so that we can explore each heart quality in depth. This Sunday's talk will also explore the interrelation between each of the Four Brahamaviharas and how they work together in our practice to support each other and the potential to keep the ego distortions at bay.

Hope to see you all this Sunday for yoga, sitting and talk.

With metta and gratitude for your devotion to practice, Pauletta

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