Exeter Triratna Group

Residing in the sublime abodes ...

Posted by Mokshini on Tue, 13 June, 2017 - 08:20
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Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring and practicing the ‘Four Sublime Abodes’ in Exeter Sangha Night. The Sanskrit name for this body of practices is brahmavihāras (sublime attitudes, lit. “abodes of brahma”) are a series of four Buddhist core qualities and the meditation practices made to cultivate them. They are also known as ‘the four immeasurables’. 

They are: loving-kindness or universal goodwill (metta), compassion (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upeksha). 

Here is a link to a guided meditation on the karuna bhavana, development of compassion, by Bodhipaksha from Wildmind. We practiced this last Wednesday to mark the start of Buddhist Action Month! 

Come and join us this Wednesday 14 June 17 at the Exeter Natural Health Centre at 7pm for the mudita bhavana (development of sympathetic joy) - look forward to seeing you there! 

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