Our chapter retreats are designed for refreshment, renewal, and connection with the community of awakened activists. We gently stretch, we meditate, we share stories and successes. Please bring a small potluck item to share. We aspire for zero waste, so reusable packaging is always a plus! At a member’s home in Oakland. RSVP by Friday, Dec 9 at 5 pm for address & directions: email@example.com.
Out of the soil of friendliness
grows the beautiful bloom of compassion
watered by tears of joy
and sheltered by the cool tree of equanimity.
~ 14th Century Tibetan Poem
The Tucson Community Meditation Center comments on this poem: “The Four Brahma Viharas are four beautiful qualities of heart and mind for dwelling in the world, and can be cultivated through meditation and daily life practice. They are composed of: 1) Metta or loving friendliness, 2) Karuna or compassion, 3) Mudhita or appreciative joy, and 4) Upekkha or equanimity.”
Join us as we cultivate the four qualities of the heart in service of our amazing planet Earth.