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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Depression, meditation, friendship

One of my closest friends from Buddhist seminary school was telling me about being on retreat recently.  In the group discussion that followed the end of the retreat she mentioned that she had been depressed. But she almost didn’t mention it because as a long-term meditator she was so embarrassed to admit to being susceptible … Continue reading Depression, meditation, friendship

Valentine’s Week Retreat at the Morin Heights Dharma House on the the Four Immeasurables

"The Most Contagious Activism is Linked to Celebration and Joy"--Alice Walker "My activism - cultural, political, spiritual - is rooted in my love of nature and my delight in human beings. It is when people are at peace, content, full, that they are most likely to [...] be a generous, joyous, even entertaining experience for … Continue reading Valentine’s Week Retreat at the Morin Heights Dharma House on the the Four Immeasurables