The Four Unconditional Qualities of the Heart: Opening the Door to Love
Eight Stand- Alone Sessions, with Lhasha Tizer
Mondays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 4, 11, 18, 25
You are welcome to attend any one class or all eight in the series
$30/session, Sol Center member discount is applicable
There are four beautiful qualities of heart and mind, for dwelling in the world, and they can be cultivated through daily life practice. They are composed of loving friendliness (kindness), compassion, appreciative or sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
We will study and explore each of these “Qualities of Heart” weekly, as a force in opening the entire body-mind connection so we can live with greater peace, balance, and contentment.
Each session will have the same format of guided meditation, a themed dharma talk, and an interactive dialogue practice regarding the theme. This is an effective way to access personal meaning and relevance within the session itself and develop important skills of listening deeply and speaking with care.
“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 Poet
Lhasha Tizer, MS. is a certified Community Dharma Leader trained in Insight Meditation through Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is a long time practitioner and teacher of meditation and mindfulness, studying for 46 years, and has been teaching Buddhist Studies since 2010. Through Desert Insight Meditation, her teaching community, she offers classes, book groups, and retreats at Tucson Community Meditation Center and beyond. In her private practice, The Mindfulness Path, Lhasha guides, consults and provides individual instruction in mindful living, meditation practices, and mindful inquiry. Lhasha has a diverse background with a teaching certificate in “Chado”, The Japanese Way of Tea, with roots in Zen Buddhism. She has practiced as a Holistic Health Counselor, a Holistic nutritionist specializing in tea nutrition, and is a co-author of the book Tea Here Now. She is devoted to sharing the benefits of her personal studies and practices through her teachings with others, to enrich their lives with caring, non-harming, love, well-being, peace, and happiness.