Brahma Viharas

Our Dharma sharing theme for late November through to early January 2022 will be the Brahma Vihārās, translated as the divine or sublime abodes, or as the four immeasurables.

  • loving kindness – maitrī / mettā
  • compassion – karuṇā
  • empathetic joy – muditā
  • equanimity – upekṣā / upekkhā

Here’s a short essay by Robert Aitken Roshi on Zen practice and the Brahma Vihārās – published in Original dwelling place: Zen Buddhist essays.

And here is a 10 minute introduction to the Brahma Vihārās, by Kirk –