New Year’s Retreat on The Four Immeasurable Loves (Brahmaviharas)

The Buddha’s favourite word for meditation was ‘cultivation’ (bhavana, in Pali); wouldn’t it be great to start the New Year cultivating sympathetic joy, and the other boundless types of love? Please consider joining us in Morin Heights for a four day retreat on what in Buddhism are called the Four Immeasurables: friendliness, compassion, sympathetic joy, … Continue reading New Year’s Retreat on The Four Immeasurable Loves (Brahmaviharas)

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The Science of Loving-Kindness Meditation

Let’s talk about meditate on love… It was a rare opportunity: one of the world’s top brain researchers and one of the most esteemed Buddhist monks in the room at the same time, talking about the effects of loving-kindness and compassion meditation on the brain. Here’s my report from this first-of-its kind course offered by … Continue reading The Science of Loving-Kindness Meditation