The Four Immeasurables: Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity

Class Series with Vinny Ferraro

Wednesdays: October 28, November 4, 11, 18
7:30pm – 9pm

San Francisco

It’s said that our path begins with a fundamental desire to be a good person, but how do we do that? For many of us, we struggle with a profound sense of insufficiency. We can watch our breath for years and not feel a real shift in our hearts.

Thankfully theres a training for us to undertake, that the Dalai Lama calls our “spiritual birthright.”

In this 4-week series we will focus on the heart of the Buddha’s teachings. This will be a small, closed group so that we can really explore what it means to delve into the divine abodes together.
Each class will be an hour and a half, and will consist of a short talk on one of the subjects, a guided sit and a time for us to share our struggles and insights as we practice together stretching our hearts.

For all practitioners who share an interest in freedom…

Cost: $80 plus dana to the teacher. $70 discount registration offered for those that sign up before October 25th. Monthly supporters at the $100+ level pay no registration fee.

This class series is meant to be attended in full and registration will close after the start of our first class.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED – This class is full. Please check back for classes like this in the future. Thank you!

Vinny Ferraro is the Senior Trainer for Mindful Schools in Oakland, California and his work was the subject of MTV’s If You Really Knew Me, He is a Dharma teacher and a nationally recognized leader in designing & implementing interventions for at-risk youth.
In 1987, he began volunteering his time to be of service. He went on to to help establish Dharma Punx in the mid 90’s.

In 2001, he began teaching for Challenge Day, teaching emotional intelligence and other social skills, eventually becoming their Training Director, and leading workshops to more than 100,000 youth. He then became the Training Director for the Mind Body Awareness Project, a non-profit that teaches meditation to the incarcerated.

He is a Guiding Teacher for Against the Stream, and for 11 years has led a Friday night meditation group in San Francisco. He doesn’t like talking about himself in the 3rd person.


This class will be held at Against the Stream in San Francisco, 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.