Unconditional love for all beings is the expression of the free heart.
Join devon hase and Rachel Hammerman for a weekend of cultivating a heart as wide as the world using the Brahma Viharas in relational meditation practices.
Together, we’ll journey beyond the classical individual practices for developing a boundless heart filled with loving kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity. We’ll bring these four inherent and immeasurable flavors of love directly into the relational field with relational meditation practices such as Insight Dialogue, Dhamma Contemplation, RAIN, and partner inquiry.
“Brahma” is sometimes translated as “best or sublime” and “Vihara” is sometimes translated as “abiding” or “home.” Through these heart practices, we can return our hearts to their natural state as our best home – free of fear, hatred and ill-will. This sublime abiding is always available to all of us, though it’s not always accessible. The power of cultivating these four heart qualities in relationship with other beings amplifies the deepening of meditative qualities and dhamma wisdom that frees the heart.
This program will include silent meditation as well as relational practices in pairs and small groups. Each three-hour session may include instruction, a guided meditation, a dharma talk, and partner practice as well as movement and walking practice.