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.
Join us for a simple meal of dhal and rice from 5.30pm onwards. Practice starts in the shrine room at 6.30pm.
For the April full moon, we'll focus on the last of the four Brahma Viharas - upekkha or equanimity. Upekkha makes our goodwill (metta - the first of the Brahma Viharas) effective and focused when we encounter suffering we are unable to stop. Rather than getting disheartened or feeling discontented, equanimity can help us channel our efforts to where we can be of help.
This evening, Suvarnadhi will introduce us to this attitude of equanimity. She'll lead us in a meditation to help cultivate this attitude, followed by 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.
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