By Rebecca Bradshaw, IPV Teacher
As the next decade begins, we are coming into a world that is manifesting huge amounts of greed, hatred, and delusion. We are going to need help navigating this coming year and beyond; we are going to need a strong and resilient heart. During a six month series of talks, we will explore the Buddha’s practices to develop this heart. Each month we will look at beautiful mind/heart states that the Buddha encourages us to nurture, including the four divine abodes (Brahmaviharas), forgiveness and gratitude.
Last month we engaged in our exploration of the beautiful heart quality of loving kindness. And there’s still so much to talk about! So we will continue this exploration at the February talk. Among other topics, we will look at how to develop metta for difficult people (or, more accurately put, people who we find difficult) and techniques to cultivate this quality in our daily lives.
Please join Rebecca for meditation and this Dharma talk on Wednesday, February 5, 7pm.
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