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Retreat Dharma Talks

Opening the Heart in the Divine Abodes

During this 5-day silent retreat at the beautiful Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, VA, we explore the Brahma Viharas, or Divine Abodes – four practices that open and nurture the heart.

In the Buddhist teachings, these four practices – loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity – are considered the highest qualities of heart and emotional wellbeing.

On our retreat, we’ll not only begin to sense into these qualities of heart, but practice abiding and dwelling in them as well. Over time, these practices can become our true home, as well as the atmosphere in which we deepen our mindfulness practice and intimacy with life.

2018-07-19 (5 days) Sevenoaks Pathwork Center

2018-07-20 Metta/Loving-kindness Practice 29:58
Pat Coffey
2018-07-20 Talk on Karuna/Compassion 56:27
Pat Coffey
2018-07-22 Mudita/Empathetic Joy Practice 32:11
Pat Coffey
2018-07-22 Talk on Upekkha/Equanimity 48:07
Pat Coffey
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