Exploring the Brahmaviharas: Connecting with Our Hearts
A Four Week Series with Kate Spina
Four Tuesdays Starting November 29, 2016
730 – 9pm
At this busy time of year it’s especially important to check in with our hearts. Each week we will explore one of the four brahmaviharas (the qualities of heart) we are encouraged to cultivate in Buddhism. Metta (kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (appreciative joy) and upekkha (equanimity) can all be cultivated with the proper training. We will look at different meditative techniques, daily life tools, and common barriers so that we may best grow these qualities in our own hearts.
Class dates: Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
Cost: $20 per evening or $70 if paid in advance. There will be an opportunity to offer dana to the teacher at each class (teachers receive a portion of the reg fee and are supported by dana). Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and those who have less. Some scholarships and work-study are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Kate Spina, LCSW, is in Facilitator training at Against the Stream with JoAnna Harper and Vinny Ferraro. She began practicing meditation and Buddhism in 2006 and has been practicing in the Theravada tradition since 2012. Her primary area of interest is applying Early Buddhist teachings to 21st Century life.
This class will be held at 1001a Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA. Click on the address for info on parking around the Santa Monica Center.