Literally translated The Brahma Viharas means divine abodes or perhaps more contemporarily ‘a very pleasant place to hang out’.
The theory goes: if you cultivate a kind heart it will express itself in different ways when it meets different situations. For example a kind person meeting suffering will want to help; that’s known in the Buddhist tradition as karuna. If that same kind person meets others experiencing happiness there response will be an open-hearted embrace of their good fortune and so on.
The theory also says that if we possess this kind heart we will be in heaven right now! I understand that to quite literally mean our life will become more free, more happy, more full of light!
And so …. we do the metta bhavana meditation practice ….
If you’d like to live increasingly in heaven …. you might like to join our very own, Coogee home grown Padmadakini on retreat out at Vijayaloka for a retreat on The Brahma Viharas from November 19 – 22 …. more details on this link:
Hope you can join us this week:
Tuesday 6 – 7.30 pm Live and Zoom
Sunday 8 – 9 am Live and Zoom
And password to get in: buddha
Dharmalata and on behalf of Padmadakini
Much metta to you and thanks so much to those who have been generous in helping us to make what we offer available to more of our community –
No-one is paid for anything we do ….. we pay $380 per month for the hire of the croquet club
if you’d like to contribute please deposit to the account below:
Triratna Eastern Suburbs
BSB: 032 152
Acct: 315 331