Full moon night: compassion

Meditation & puja with a special focus on compassion

Man holding a sign saying seeking human kindness

Full moons are considered auspicious in the Buddhist world, as many key moments in the Buddha's awakening occurred on a full moon.

In the first four months of 2021, we've decided to focus our full moon nights around the four sublime attitudes, emotions, or Brahma Viharas we can cultivate on the spiritual path.

For the February full moon, we'll focus on the second of the four Brahma Viharas - karuna or compassion. Compassion is essentially an application of the first Brahma Vihara (metta or goodwill). When goodwill and a wish for the happiness of ourselves and others meets suffering in the world, compassion arises. It wants the suffering to stop.

This evening, Karunajoti will introduce us to this compassionate attitude, lead us in a compassion meditation and then a puja (devotional ritual). Puja also cultivates positive, skilful emotion and can be a beautiful way of expressing our connection to our own potential for awakening, the teachings that help us travel the path, and the community of practitioners that supports us on the path.

Join us for a simple meal of dhal and rice from 5.30pm onwards. Practice starts in the shrine room at 6.30pm.

When

26 February 2021  5:30pm-8:30pm

Cost

By koha / donation

Location

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The Auckland Buddhist Centre

381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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