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Vipassana and Conversation - "Mudita - Empathetic / Sympathetic Joy"

  • Spaces - Wiehle Metro 1900 Reston Station Blvd Reston, VA 20190 USA (map)

This meeting is all about fostering empathetic and sympathetic joy. With our culture so focused, and rewarding, of personal achievement, how does one cultivate having joy in the successes of others in the face of that? It sounds like it's might not be a big deal, and a little jealousy can't be a bad thing, right? Well, it turns out that the development of empathetic and sympathetic joy is one of the four "immesurables," one of the divine abodes that is key in developing to release yourself from suffering. At this event, we'll talk a little bit about empathetic and sympathetic joy and how it can be applied to the challenges we face in our Northern Virginia community, and we'll get an opportunity to practice it with a quiet, semi-guided sitting.

We would love to see you there! As always, our events are entirely supported by donations from our community, and we graciously and thankfully accept donations of what you can offer ($5 suggested). The nearest free parking is in the commuter lot at the intersection of Sunrise Valley and Wiehle. There is paid parking in the garage below the building for $4.95.