Brahmavihāra and Emptiness




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The brahmavihārās, or the four immeasurables, are the four boundless states of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, and the meditation practices used to cultivate them. In this freely offered series of audio meditations, Bhikkhu Analayo reflects on what these teachings offer us now in a time of such fear and uncertainty.

The six meditation instructions comprise an in-depth study of brahmavihāra meditation and the gradual entry into emptiness (described in the Cūḷasuññata-sutta, MN 121), relating both of these modes of practice to progress to awakening. The emphasis throughout is on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice.

All donations received from this freely-offered series will be used to ensure that BCBS can continue to operate and offer the precious, liberating teachings of the Buddha during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, as well as to provide Bhikkhu Anālayo with the living conditions he needs to do his research and practice. Thank you for your support!

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About the teacher

Bhikkhu Analayo

He is a scholar-monk and the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhisn, such as Satipatthāna: The Direct Path to Realization, Perspectives on Satipatthāna, and Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide.

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