Special Lecture: The Four Boundless Minds

Lecturer: Ken Hockett
Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cultural Hall
Suggested contribution: $25 Public, $15 Members
Prerequisite: None

Also known as the Four Immeasurables or the Four Brahma Viharas, the Four Boundless Minds are Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity. For those who wish to be of real benefit to suffering beings and free themselves from the selfish mind, these four attitudes are cultivated as foundations of Bodhicitta, the Awakened Mind. This class is a survey of these essential attitudes, pointing to resources for further study and development. We will discuss each of the four and share our experiences in relation to them.

Ken Hockett is one of the senior Dharma students at Sakya. After much reading and study, he took refuge before H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya in 1977. His principal interest is in the Mind Training methods and has been teaching these at Sakya Monastery for over 10 years. Having received teachings and initiations from Lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, his main teachers are of the Sakya and Nyingma traditions. He has also produced many of the practice texts used at Sakya Monastery.