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Meditation on the Four Immeasurables
September 24, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
What are the Four Immeasurables in Buddhism?
Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity – these four attitudes are immeasurable.
The Four Immeasurables constitute a core Buddhist practice that is helpful for establishing attentional balance, transforming our relationships with others, and building healthy intentional communities for bringing change to the world. For Mahayana Buddhists, they form the basis of the awakened altruistic attitude of bodhicitta.
How to deepen equanimity, love, compassion, and joy?
The methods for cultivating these attitudes are a contemplative technology of their own — a highly refined system of practice that brilliantly illustrates all the basic principles of Buddhist meditation and provides the practitioners with immediate benefits, affecting the overall quality of life and strengthening multiple habits related to inner wellbeing.
Meditation on the Four Immeasurables at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London and Online
This meditation course on the Four Immeasurables will be equally suitable to complete beginners and to those who have been practising for decades.
We will draw upon traditional texts as well as some modern-day research on the benefits of loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. In addition to that, we will touch upon the topic of mental states that underlie these attitudes – namely: empathy, caring, and mental stability.
The group nature of this course provides a wonderful opportunity for the Four Immeasurables to enrich our relationship with others, while the gentle nature of the meditations themselves will help us foster these qualities in relationship with ourselves.
Meditation sessions will be held on Zoom and in person at Jamyang London Buddhist Centre, hosted by Buddhist translator and meditation instructor Michael Lobsang Tenpa.
Meditation Class Schedule
Meditation on Loving Kindness
- April 16th, Explanation and meditation, 11am-1pm
- April 23rd, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- April 30th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- May 7th, Meditation 11am-12:30pm
Meditation on Compassion
- May 14th, Explanation and meditation, 11am-1pm
- May 21st, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- May 28th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- June 4th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
Meditation on Empathetic Joy
- September 10th, Explanation and meditation, 11am-1pm
- September 17th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- September 24th, 11am-12:30pm, Meditation
- October 1st, 11am-12:30pm, Meditation
Meditation on Equanimity
- October 8th, Explanation and meditation 11am-1pm
- October 15th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- October 22nd, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
- October 29th, Meditation, 11am-12:30pm
Meditation hosted by Michael Losang Tenpa
Michael Lobsang Tenpa is a Tibetan Buddhist translator, meditation instructor, Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) teacher and student of EcoDharma. Born in Siberia, he earned BA and MA degrees in South Asian studies, worked in social media and eventually received ordination in Nepal, spending nine years as a Tibetan Buddhist monastic before switching to the path of a lay teacher/practitioner. In addition to years of Buddhist studies and translator work (including translating and interpreting for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other masters), he also trained as a secular ethics and mindfulness instructor in the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Here his website, to discover more about him.
How to join?
Come for the full course or drop-in for a session on an Immeasurable that piques your interest!
Our Generosity Model
No one will be turned away because of lack of funds.
If the existing tier options are not accessible for you, please email [email protected] to request additional financial support. Everyone is welcome, regardless of what you can donate. We want to help find a plan that is workable for your situation.