The Jung Center

Immeasurable Love: Buddhist Heart Practices

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

05:45 PM – 07:15 PM


Learn to open the heart and love more completely with the Four Abodes or Brahma Viaharas of the Buddhist tradition: Loving Kindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Sympathetic Joy (Mudita), and Equanimity (Upekkha). The Buddha taught these practices to his disciples and today they are used widely in Buddhist communities around the world to help bring serenity to all sentient beings.

In this lecture, students will learn the history and significance of these heart practices and their opposites, known as the near and far enemies. Students will also experience a guided meditation that they can repeat and practice on their own.

Recommended reading: A Heart as Wide as the World: Living With Mindfulness, Wisdom and Compassion, Sharon Salzberg

About the Lecture

Ginger Clarkson is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A Vipassana meditation student of Jack Kornfield since 1988, she was trained as a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Ginger leads Monday night meditation classes for Insight Meditation Houston at the First UU Church. Her publications include A Silent Cure: Transforming Pre-Verbal Trauma through Meditation.

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