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Dinner and presentation: Brahma Vihara - Mudita & Upeka - w/ Whispering Deer

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Hosted By
Margaret A.



(and Take-Out)

Prepared by



At 7 p.m.

at David’s, Margaret’s and Abigail's home in Newton, MA

December 12, 2014 Menu

Wakame Soup with Garlic and Shitake Mushrooms

Lasagna with “CHEESY” Tofu and Vegetables

Harvest Salad

Red Radish Pickles and Napa

Apple Crisp

Kukicha Tea

(see detailed logistics below.)


Followed by a presentation from 8 to 10 pm on

Brahma Vihara - Mudita (Appreciative Joy) and

Brahma Vihara - Upeka (Equanimity)

with Whispering Deer

Appreciative joy is the mature expression of the awakened heart. It is the capacity to rejoice in the happiness and good fortune of others. Through this practice we learn that happiness doesn’t diminish when we share it, rather it multiplies. It increases our capacity for empathy. It is a heart that has lightness and simplicity in it. Appreciative joy brings unfettered joy in just being. Can we let go of our protective armor and survival tactics? And then watch the magic happen. Come and join us in breaking down the boundaries of separation that keep us isolated and alienated, and instead, experience a sense of wholeness, collectedness, and connection.

Equanimity is the capacity of the heart to hold it all – all of the joys and all of the sorrows without being swept away by the pleasant and pulling back from unpleasant experience. As an expression of the serene and balanced heart, equanimity brings a poise, a strength, a malleability, and a steadfastness to the mind/heart. It embraces a quality of kindness and ease that knows no limit. Come and join us and open to all our human experiences without resistance, and let these experiences just flow through.

Donation welcome.

About Whispering Deer

Meditation is my primary spiritual practice. Each year, I spend 8 weeks in silence, working with various meditation techniques, accessing deep states of consciousness and expanded awareness. This work has led me to experience the transformative power of the awakened heart, resulting in the development of the Brahma Vihara workshops. The benefits I have received are innumerable and immeasurable. Nothing would please me more than to share what I have learned with others.

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Most ingredients are organic and of the highest standards.

Come be in community

and enjoy the healthiest meal on planet earth!

Call (617) 964-2951 or e-mail
for reservations and directions.

Please rsvp no later than noon on Friday.

Sliding scale of $20 - $35/meal.

(Note: Preferred payment is by cash or check.)
(Let David know if interested in helping him cook in exchange for a free meal. Prerequisite: One of David's cooking classes, unless experienced.)

(Please contact us if you'd like to lead a discussion opener based upon a topic of your choice.)

Feel free to pass on to other friends and kindred spirits!

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