About Making a Home in the Brahmaviharas


Making a Home in the Brahmaviharas

Candace Cassin

4 Tuesdays, March 9 - 30; 4:00 - 5:45pm

Suggested donation: $32-80 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for registration)

Lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity are considered "Divine Dwelling Places,” known as the “Brahmaviharas," in Buddhist teaching and practice. These qualities give our hearts and minds a home based in connection, caring, clear seeing, spaciousness, and balance.

In this class we will explore each of the Brahmaviharas and practices for cultivating them in relation to ourselves, our daily lives, those dear to us and those challenging to us, and the arenas of social and planetary concern that matter to us. We will also explore forgiveness, which is not named as one of the Brahmaviharas but is implicit in them.

Candace Cassin has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1983, and teaching at IPV since 2008. Her personal practice and teaching approach are rooted in the classical teachings, and she is especially interested in the integration of insight, wisdom, and compassion in everyday life on the personal, relational, and societal levels. She worked in the disability field for many years and as a hospice chaplain. Candace was involved in caregiving for both of her parents during “the long goodbye” of their final years.