Equanimity, Upekkha, is a quality that, when developed, allows us to meet every experience with strength, softness, resilience and steadiness of heart and mind. Equanimity allows us to have a balanced presence with all the changing experiences that make up our lives and the world. To discover equanimity within is one of the greatest joys in practice.
Equanimity plays a vital role in spiritual development. Its importance is considered in a number of places in the Pali Cannon. Over the course of our weeks together we will explore how to practice within ourselves and within the world. We will investigate equanimity as:
• One of the Brahma Viharas
• One of the Seven Factors of Awakening
• One of the pāramīs
• A support for the development of concentration
This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators and will include formal meditation practices, as well as discussion and reflection. Everyone is welcome. This class will not meet on November 26.