The ‘Four Immeasurable’, ‘Brahma-Viharas’ or ‘Sublime Attitudes’ are Buddhist teachings that connect most directly with our yearning for true happiness. They hold the promise that we are all capable -no matter where we may find ourselves at times- to access and cultivate the qualities of limitless goodwill (‘Metta’), compassion (‘Karuna’), joy (‘Mudita’) and equanimity (‘Uppekha’). Qualities or 'ways of looking' fuelled by our deepening understanding that transform and liberate. By unveiling, celebrating and nourishing these attitudes we discover an increasing freedom from our conditioned and often painful ways of seeing the world and ourselves, coming more and more from a place that is informed by love, connection and wisdom.
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein