Maitri Bhavana

April 22nd—September 2nd

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  • $1
  • $1 Enriching
  • $1 Sustaining
Room: Meditation Hall

The Maitri Bhavana is a mahayana practice for the seriously ill. This is a timely and powerful practice due to our current situation with Covid-19. This practice can be extended to all people who are seriously ill. All are welcome to participate. If you cannot attend yourself, please email me the name and illness of relatives and friends who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally that you wish for us to add to our list. You should include someone because you feel a personal concern for their suffering. We will be holding this practice every Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

To Participate

Damian Ubriaco [email protected]

On Maitri Bhavana: Talk by the Vidyadhara
In this practice we share health with other people-in fact, all sentient beings. It involves developing a sense of immense generosity and being willing to suffer for others. One's own personal gain and achievement could be shared-in fact, given up.

The technique of meditation here is very old, and has come down through generations of mahayana practitioners. It is similar to working on the in- and out-breath, but is more like contemplation, in that deliberate thoughts, mental objects, are used. As you breathe out, you breathe out your spaciousness and your goodness completely. As you breathe in, you breathe into yourself the sickness, neurosis, and problems of other people. This is the practice that we are going to do.