Are you stressed and tense from a long work week?
Would you like to learn to “let go” of this stress?
Would you like to me more relaxed heading into the weekend?
Searching for a path that leads to positivity and joy?
The intention of this group is to explore the Buddhist Heart Practices, also called the Four Immeasurables or the Brahma-viharas. These mindfulness practices of loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity represent the most beautiful and hopeful aspects of our human nature by transforming the turbulent heart into a calm refuge of focused awareness. They protect the mind from falling into habitual patterns of reactivity and help keep us in balance. They awaken powerful healing energies, which brighten and lift the heart and mind to increasing levels of clarity. As a result, these boundless heart qualities can be truly centering and transformative.
Vipassana or Insight Mediation cultivates two wings of the practice: Wisdom and Compassion. Wisdom is the concentration we develop to see clearly, to see what truly exists. Compassion is the wing of non-judging, accepting what comes to us with an open heart and mind. This class will focus on strengthening the wing of Compassion through the Heart Practices.
The weekly class led by Ray Manyoky will generally include:
A brief talk on the Heart Practices
30 minute meditation
By Donation: $10 – $20 Suggested
To learn more visit: http://frederickmeditation.com/heart-practices-meditation-group/
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
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No Prior Meditation Experience Is Necessary.