I welcome all students from beginners to yoga instructors seeking to deepen their knowledge and enhance their lives through the practices of yoga. I hope you will come learn, share and practice with me.
The Practice of Equanimity:
"The 4th Brahma Vihara or Divine Abode in the Buddhist tradition: Equanimity or Upekkhahas has to do with clarity and wisdom and with being fearlessly open-minded, without judgments, desire or aversion. Equanimity implies accepting the reality of life's high and low points and developing an attitude of inner peace amidst inevitable changes.
Upekkha is considered a wise practice for balancing the mind and liberating ourselves from reactivity and attachments.
It takes regular practice to be able to open the heart in a stable, sustained way, while letting go of preferences.
Sometimes equanimity is confused with indifference, which is considered its "near enemy." When we are indifferent, the heart is closed and defended in self-protection, but equanimity stems from an open and compassionate heart."
(from Insight Meditation Houston)
In this wonderful video Marcella Clavijo, an ordained Buddhist nun, offers a clear and valuable teaching on the practice of Equanimity.
The Practice of Equanimity:
As with all of these Buddhist practices we begin first with ourselves and eventually branch out to wish for others the beautiful state of Equanimity.
May I have Equanimity.
May I remain stable, peaceful and patient come what may.
May my mind be balanced and peaceful in the midst of all that is.
May my mind be peaceful, calm and content with things just the way they are.
May I abide in the great equanimity, free from impatience, aggression and prejudice.
May I learn to see the arising and passing of all things with equanimity and balance.
May all beings …….
Sending Blessings and Love, Lorraine
No sessions with Lorraine Monday, April 23 - Friday, April 27, 2018
No class @ GLENWOOD LIFE CENTER Monday, April 24
and Friday, April 26
All sessions with Lorraine resume Monday, April 30.
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- Zen Meditation (Zazen) and Dharma talk *NEW*
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