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Daylong Retreat with Ayya Santacitta and SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Brahmaviharas: Prescriptions for a Contented Life

A Daylong Retreat with Ayya Santacitta from Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery and SIM Community Mentor, Diane Wilde.

The Brahmaviharas — also known as the Divine Abodes and/or the Four Immeasurables — are elevated states of mind that are cultivated through prescribed practice on the cushion, and mindfulness practice in daily life. They are the antidotes for hatred, cruelty, jealousy and indifference. These difficult, discursive states are replaced with benevolence, compassion, joy and equanimity. We will practice and discuss traditional methods of instilling these elevated in the mind, as well as practical strategies for challenging situations in everyday life.

Each participant will receive a gift packet of 4 booklets written by Ajahn Amaro that explains each specific Brahmavihara, utilizing a light-hearted yet wise approach.
Ayya Santacitta will be available for practice interviews throughout the day.

Questions for the Registrar?

Use the form below only if you need to contact the retreat registrar with any questions. Expect a reply within 48 hours.


October 28
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sacramento Dharma Center Building
3111 Wissemann Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826 United States
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