Shamatha Weekthun: The Four Immeasurables and Enlightened Society
with Shastri Ben Hines & Shastri John Fox
Friday July 26, arrival day: registration and light supper 5-6:30, program begins at 7:00
Saturday, August 3, departure day: breakfast and clean-up
Please join us July 26th – August 2nd (August 3rd is departure day) for
The Four Immeasurables and Enlightened Society
with Shastris Ben Hines and John Fox.
The Four Immeasurables are a means for cultivating "the mind of compassion." This mind is the ideal of the warrior-bodhisattva and the mind of the citizen of an Enlightened Society. The teaching of the Four Immeasurables is both a traditional teaching and teaching essential for our time. This is a communal week of practice and study with the sense of how good life can be when lived with a sense of celebration and wakefulness.
The Four Immeasurables
May all beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.
May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.
May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.
May they dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression and ignorance.
The program, to be held at the Seattle Shambhala Center, will include sitting and walking meditation, talks, individual interviews, mindful eating and work periods. Open to everyone.
This program fulfills the weekthun requirement for Enlightened Society assembly. Priority is given to full-time participants, but partial attendance may be possible, depending on enrollment. We encourage staying at the Seattle Shambhala Center in the shrine room or, weather permitting, in a tent. You may also commute to the weekthun if you prefer.
Prerequisites: This program is open to everyone.
Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle
Generosity Policy: Our program fees are set at a level that will cover our costs, and the generosity of our members and program participants is what ensures the continuity of our programs and sustainability of our Center. However, we are committed to making it possible for everyone to participate in our programs regardless of financial circumstances. If the fee for this program presents an obstacle to your participation, please contact our Director of Practice and Education, Adrienne Papermaster, [email protected] at the time of registration to pre-arrange a reduced amount that will make it possible for you to attend.