The Brahma Viharas are better known as the Four Divine Abidings and include lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity.  Future meetings will review each of these qualities of consciousness individually, while this talk reviews the factor of skillfully managing empathy as the basic characteristic they represent.  During the talk, Peter suggests that the cultivation of these qualities represents an evolutionary development of human history and is cultivating theme provides a very important way to function effectively in these trying times.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  THE FOUR BRAHMA VIHARAS

The topic for next week’s review is equanimity, which provides balance in the cultivation of lovingkindness, compassion and sympathetic joy.