"This is what should be done 
By one who is skilled in goodness 
And who knows the path of peace ....." 
The Metta Sutta

Deepen your experience of love, compassion, joy and peace.

In a supportive environment, learn to develop these qualities of mind and heart that are referred to in Buddhism as the Divine (or Sublime) abiding’s (or modes of conduct). They are also known as the Brahmaviharas (Brahma +viharas). They are described as the "four illimitables" (appamannya) in that they have no bounds. Through a variety of concentration meditation practices and skillful intention we can cultivate our inherent capacity for calming, stilling, and healing our state of mind and body. As we cultivate these limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we can harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight meditation. 

Each class will focus on one of the four Brahmaviharas with the final class being an opportunity to practice integration into daily life. The format for classes includes a Dharma talk, guided meditation, discussion, interactive exercises and take home practices. This class is open to both new and more experienced students. It is also a good companion to the Basics of Mindfulness class.


The Four Sublime States
by Nyanaponika Thera.   
Dates: Thursdays: 4/29, 5/6, 5/13. 5/20. 5/27

Time: 6 PM – 7:20 PM, Online, via Zoom

Suggested Dana: $115 (no one is turned away for lack of funds)

Teacher Contact (for class questions): douglas@douglaspullin.com

Link to attend class will be sent after registration.

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Doug Pullin is a student of Robert Beatty. In 2015 he completed a three year teacher training program with Robert. He has also received teaching and guidance from a variety of other Western Buddhist teachers. In 2008, Doug completed the Spirit Rock sponsored two and half year Community Dharma Leader Training with Tara Brach and James Baraz.  More recently, he has been a student of Mathew Flickstein and is currently in a teacher training program with him.   

Doug's teaching is an integration of Western psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to life, and compassionate engagement in the world. While remaining true to the core of the Dharma, his approach is relevant and accessible to our culture today. Doug's focus is on practices that lead directly to freedom from suffering, awakening joy, and deepening compassion.