Please join Drs. Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward as together we explore and practice embodiment of the brahma viharas. The term “brahma viharas” arose from a myth of the Indian god Brahma who had four faces. This god was said to dwell (vihara) continuously in the four aspects of love, namely equanimity, loving kindness, sympathetic joy and compassion. These are natural human capacities. Through regular practice, it is possible to live into these qualities and to experience the unlimited quality of love. As we grow our hearts, we are able to recognize and cultivate these qualities in our daily life.
We will explore the wisdom of the body as a way to experience self-awareness, connection, self-regulation, balance and self-acceptance. Each session will offer practices of embodied awareness as a way to stay with our own experience through the body, breath, or any sensory experience. This is a delightful way to travel with these profound teachings. Together we will continue to grow our hearts as wide as the world.
Each two-hour session will include an introduction, a somatic meditation, dharma talk, guided meditation, and often a partner or triad sharing to explore insights and awareness of the practice. A weekly guided meditation will be offered on each of the four faces of love.