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Here's Kulaprabha's thoughtful take on the positive emotions cultivated in the 'Brahma Vihara' meditations.
Talk given at the Western Buddhist Order convention, 2007
|1.||Introduction; Ways of talking about happiness (7:02)|
|2.||The Outcome of Practicing the Brahma Viharas (2:40)|
|3.||Inherent completeness of the Brahma Viharas (3:18)|
|4.||Pali definitions for sukha (7:01)|
|5.||Positive emotion bridging integration and spiritual death (4:54)|
|6.||The Brahma Viharas as antidote to fear, aversion, and craving (3:05)|
|7.||Vedana as fulcrum point between mindfulness and positive emotion (4:24)|
|8.||A new mandala for augmenting near enemies to the Brahma Viharas (10:08)|
|9.||The responsibility that comes from happiness (8:44)|
|10.||Bhante's poem "The Bodhisattva's Reply" (2:58)|
|11.||Putting the Brahma Viharas in the service of spiritual death (6:00)|
Total running time: 1:00:14