Overview of the Brahma Vihārās – Dharma Talk by David Sudar (3-2-2021)


Originally given on 3/2/2021 at the Path of Sincerity Tuesday night Sangha, by David Sudar.


In this talk, we begin to explore the Brahma vihārās, which represent some of the key “heart” teachings on the Buddhist path: loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity. We’ll take the next month or so to go through them individually, so tonight will be a bit of a broader overview on how they fit into the greater dhamma path.

These teachings are often extremely helpful for Westerners exposed to a form of Buddhism and meditation that primarily focuses on meditative stability, emptiness, presence, non-attachment, etc.  In contrast, the heart teachings tend to balance that out and help us greet reality with equal parts love and wisdom.

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