Introduction to Heart Cultivation

The Buddha's Teaching on the Divine Abodes. A five week class starting Thursday April 6th, 2017 at 6pm, taught by Doug Pullin.

"This is what should be done
By one who is skilled in goodness
And who knows the path of peace ....."
The Metta Sutta

Deepen your experience of love, compassion, joy and peace.

In a supportive environment, learn to develop these qualities of mind and heart that are referred to in Buddhism as the Divine (or Sublime) abidings (or modes of conduct). They are also known as the Brahmaviharas (Brahma +viharas). They are described as the "four illimitables" (appamannya) in that they have no bounds. Through a variety of concentration meditation practices and skillful intention we can cultivate our inherent capacity for calming, stilling, and healing our state of mind and body. As we cultivate these limitless qualities of loving goodwill, compassion, joy, and equanimity, we can harvest true happiness, spiritual strength, and insight. These practices are considered complementary to insight meditation. Each class will focus on one of the four Brahmaviharas with the final class an opportunity to practice integration intodaily life. The format for classes includes a Dharma talk, guided meditation, discussion, interactive exercises. and take home practices. This is open to all new and more experienced students. It is a good companion to the Basics of Mindfulness class.

Book for the class:
The Four Sublime States by Nyanaponika Thera. This may be downloaded online free of charge.

Recommended donation of $85.00 for the series of five classes. No one turned away due to inability to pay.

6 pm to 7:25 pm on Thursdays 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 and 5/4 2017.

Portland Insight Meditation Center
6536 SE Duke Street,
Portland, OR 97206

Online registration available here.

To ask questions or get more information email Douglas at or call (503) 293-4177.