with Ven. Sonam Tharchin
Saturday 11 May, 10:30-16:30
The Four Immeasurable, the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity, is a traditional Buddhist practice that opens the heart, counters the distortions in our relationship to ourselves, and deepens our relationship to others.
The practice is called the ‘Four Immeasurables’ because each one is directed to an immeasurable number of sentient beings, and because the wholesome benefit produced through practising them is immeasurable.
On this one day course, Ven. Tharchin from Nalanda Monastery will explain the practice in more detail and lead you through the meditations so you can cultivate these qualities within your own mind, gradually removing hatred, jealousy and other unhelpful mental attitudes. By practicing in this way one can achieve happiness for oneself and others, now and into the future.
The day will be a combination of teaching, led meditation and Q&A’s and is suitable for those new to Buddhism and for those who would like to refresh their practice. You don’t need to be a Buddhist to attend or benefit from this practice. All welcome.
Book online or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation £25
About the Teacher:
Venerable Tharchin was ordained in 1999 and joined Nalanda Monastery the same year. Three years into his ordination he went to Dharamsala to the LZRTP translator program set up by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and graduated from the program after 2 years. He has served as a translator at Nalanda ever since. Ven. Tharchin also studied and completed the Basic Program between 2008-2012, including a three-month Lamrim retreat. Since 2013 he has been translating the Master Program at Nalanda.