Of Benefit to All – The Four Immeasurables

  • Zen Mountain Monastery Zen Mountain Monastery
  • Zen Mountain Monastery, 871 Plank Rd Mt Tremper, NY 12457
  • Jun 7 - 9, 2019 (3 days)
  • $350.00 - Program Price $315.00 - *Practicing Member Price $250.00 - **MRO Student Price

About This Event

Loving kindness, Compassion, Gladness and Equanimity

How do we live with – and within – ourselves? How do with live with others? While every great religion teaches compassion and kindness, most of us are challenged to truly express this in our thoughts, words and actions. We know that kindness has the power to transform people’s lives and the world, yet we can so easily and often get entangled in anger, harsh judgements, stinginess and inner turmoil. Having faith in original enlightened nature – Buddha Nature – is to have faith in our own basic kindness, desire for well-being, and generosity, and to wish this for others.

The Four Immeasurables originated with the Buddha. A simple and profound teaching that, if practiced deeply, will bring us into intimate contact. In this retreat, we’ll study and practice these teachings as they are intended, to benefit both ourselves and all people, creatures and things. In this, we can strengthen our faith in our own capacity to be such a person; one who generates such virtues in all directions. At the same time that our faith deepens, the virtues of the Four Immeasurables become embodied within ourselves and our relations with others.


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