May 31, 2012

This Sunday, June 3: Mudita or Sympathetic Joy, the Third Brahmavihara at Alameda Sangha 7-9 pm

Hello Everyone,

May this find you well.

Come and explore what is purported to be the most difficult of the Brahmaviharas to develop: Mudita, or Sympathetic Joy. Mudita is about the ability to experience happiness for the good fortune of others, including those we have difficulty with. Learn about the constricting mind states that impede our ability to easily develop this "sublime state".

The road is filled with obstacles that the Buddha teaches we can work through and the rewards are increased happiness both for ourselves and others with an opened heart and mind that inclines more and more towards joy. Mudita balances the pain we are instructed to turn towards and aids us in not getting overwhelmed by it.

Tonight, Baruch and I are teaching the 5 Aggregates in our workshop on the Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness. All are welcome even if you missed last week and cannot come to all  5 sessions. Each session is a complete teaching in itself. Please see postcard attached.

This Saturday from 12 - 6 pm at Island Yoga, come and give yourself the gift of deepening your practice with Anthony and I. We will be leading an afternoon of silent sitting and walking with guided meditation. Please see postcard attached.

Hope to see you at all events in this sati (mindfulness) filled next few days of practice!

with metta, Pauletta

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