In this collection of topics and teachings we are exploring the so-called four sublime attitudes. They are loving kindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Empathetic Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha). These four trainings will certainly help you to build tremendous spiritual and wholesome power. Above all, this power will lift you towards greater attainments and depth on the path of meditation.
Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings
Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes are held every week at the Phuket Meditation Center and are for free. Everyone is welcome to join! You can find out more about the free sessions on this page: Free Meditation Classes. We hope to see you soon 🙂
EPISODE 161: Kindness and Compassion
The first two “sublime attitudes” (Brahmaviharas), kindness and Compassion are arising in harmony with each other. Cultivating these two states properly is very beneficial. While Kindness wishes someone to be happy and well, compassion aims at the release of suffering and is based on a thorough understanding of it.
EPISODE 162: Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity
The second pair of the divine abidings arises based on an experiential understanding of the first pair. Hence sympathetic joy is what kindness feel when encountering happiness and equanimity is one of the more powerful results of kindness, compassion and joy. All these states are cultivated towards oneself and others.
Blog: Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate
There are four sublime attitudes that we can cultivate at any level in accordance with our skill. In this article I am not going into the various philosophical views that exist about them. Furthermore I am also not going into any specific details concerning the traditional practices of the numerous Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist lineages. I am merely interested in exploring these four attitudes in order to induce learning, contemplation and experience within myself and you – the reader.
Video: Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity
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We hope that this little summary helps you with your studies and your meditation practice. Let us know down in the comment section below if you need anything – we are always ready to do our best in order to help you with your practice. We send you much love from Phuket and hope to see you (again) at one of our events soon.
About The Author
Tobi Warzinek has been working as a spiritual guide and mentor since 2009. His journey started in early 2002 when he entered the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Rabten Choeling. He spent approximately 7 years in the community and studied the Tibetan language, mind-training and various meditation methods. Additionally he trained in traditional monastic debate and Buddhist philosophy. In 2011 he subsequently began practicing within the “Forest Tradition” in Thailand. Altogether he has dedicated his life to the exploration and refinement of introspection throughout the past 18 years. You can connect with Tobi on his page or on facebook.
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