Brahma Viharas are a series of four virtues and meditative practices taught in all Buddhist traditions. They are also part of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as well as other post Buddhist texts. In these teachings, the meditator, beginning with himself to all beings in the Universe, is instructed to radiate the states of Benevolence (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Sympathetic Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upeksha). While they may be studied separately, in practice they are interlinked and provide mutual support for one another.
Let us come together with Dr. Rao to look at the Brahma Viharas yet again from a fresh perspective, learn practices to cultivate and keep these attitudes alive in our everyday life to enrich ourselves and our relationships.
Those attending in person, please arrive by 6 pm.
YogaVahini, Plot No. 18-A, Door No. 3/356, Ground Floor, Lakshmi Nilayam Apartments, 19th St, Venkateswara Nagar, Kottivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041.
Contact No. +91-098846 42456
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Dr. Rao, Sambasiva Mallampati, a 80 year old veteran philosopher, combines the best of both the worlds of physical and spiritual wellbeing. Trained as a medical doctor with a focus on research his journey has taken him from Tirupati to Universities of Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Kansas and Rutgers for more than four decades. He is an academician, researcher and practitioner of health and philosophy. He managed to find overlapping concepts and reflections across religions that undergo various changes historically depending on the institutions that practice them. Similarly, he finds the linkages between physical, mental and spiritual health. His long association with Zen teacher Fr. AMA. Sami has led to his association with Bodhi Zendo at Kodaikkanal and the Little Flower school for the local children. The possibilities of achieving meaningful goals with a visionary zeal is the learning his life epitomizes. The clarity with which he unpacks complex ways of being without any single, unilateral conclusion opens the many doors of wisdom.