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Revealing The Heart’s True Nature: Resting in Metta

With Celeste Young recorded on June 25, 2023.

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In this session we will explore the Brahma Viharas: the boundless qualities of heart the Buddha taught. The more we practice, the more these qualities are revealed and expressed naturally through our being. They nourish not only us, but all those we come in contact with. Join us as we reveal the heart’s true nature together!

Links and resources:

Books on the Brahma Viharas: 

Abundant, Exalted, Immeasurable by Passana Bhikkhu

Lovingkindness by Sharon Salzberg

The Eightfold Path: 

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Gunaratana

Drop in Donation Based Meditation: June 28th, 2023 @ 8am PST // 5pm CET

In Person: Resting in Metta Retreat- Co-teaching with Dawn Scott

Location: Southern California @ Big Bear Retreat Center

November 28th – December 3rd 2023

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