Practicing the four immeasurables

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Part of a series of teachings given during the Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions Retreat in Jakarta, Indonesia. The retreat was organized by Ekayana Buddhist Center.

  • Why the four immeasurables are called immeasurable
  • Practicing the Dharma is hard but staying in samsara is harder
  • The four immeasurables in the Pāli tradition
    • Immeasurable love, seeing all others as lovable
    • Imeasurable compassion, seeing other living beings as overwhelmed by suffering
    • Imeasurable joy, rejoicing in the good fortune and qualities of others
    • Imeasurable equanimity, seeing others as owners of their own karma
  • What it means to take refuge
  • How to keep the five lay precepts and what constitutes a transgression

Jakarta Retreat 04: The four immeasurables (download)

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