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The Four Immeasurables - Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity with Clive Holmes


27 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

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Teacher: Clive Holmes


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The Buddha taught that better than living in a palace was to live within the four immeasurables: loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. They do not have to be artificially created but can be discovered in our meditation practice, in our daily lives.

This course will be experience based with a meditation exercise given for each. There will also be some teachings on self-compassion since in the West we often suffer unnecessarily from a lack of self-acceptance and a lack of self-respect!

The four limitless meditation prayer is used widely and an explanation will be given into how it works. The course is suitable for beginners and those advanced alike.

Please bring an open mind and a willingness to think, “outside the box!”

“The mind is like a parachute-it works best when it is open.”

 About Clive Holmes

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet.

He is co-editor of the books "Taming the Tiger" and "Restoring the Balance" by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He has a degree in western philosophy, an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.

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