Metta Bhavana Teaching
Information about the next Metta Bhavana class
The beautiful Buddhist Metta Bhavana practice is the prelude to experiencing Apramāṇa, the Four Brahmavihārās. The Brahmavihārās, are also known as the four immeasurables (Sanskrit: apramāṇa, Pāli: appamaññā).
The Four Brahmavihārās are:
- Metta - Loving-kindness (Pāli: mettā, Sanskrit: maitrī) is active good will towards all sentient beings.
- Karuṇā - Compassion (Pāli and Sanskrit: karuṇā) is identifying the suffering of others as one's own.
- Muditā - Empathetic joy (Pāli and Sanskrit: muditā): is the feeling of sympathetic joy.
- Upekkhā - Equanimity (Pāli: upekkhā, Sanskrit: upekṣā): is even-mindedness, serenity, tranquility and transcendant peace.
By practicing the Metta Bhavana meditation you will cultivate inner peace, authentic harmony, tranquility and serenity. There are no better transpersonal qualities to cultivate than these.
I have practiced both the Metta Bhavana and the Mindfullness of Breathing since I as 18 years old. I have been experiencing Upekkhā (Equanimity) more and more these last few years. It is a deep peacefulness and tranquility beyond words.