Equanimity as a Brahma Vihārā – Dharma Talk by David Sudar (3-30-2021)


Originally given on 3/30/2021 at the Path of Sincerity Tuesday night Sangha, by David Sudar.


We’ve previously talked about equanimity as a factor of awakening, and in this talk, we’ll explore as a refinement of loving-kindness.  We’ll see that it’s the essential quality that helps our love and care for the world not get entangled with attachment, craving, repulsion, irritation, or other “impurities of love.”

This talk will cover the essential core of equanimity, touching into its literal meaning in the time of Buddha and how it’s deeply rooted in wisdom.  We’ll discuss what equanimity looks like in different relational contexts and how it helps us to differentiate a person from their actions.

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