Date: 2012/11/23 (Friday) ~ 2012/12/1 (Saturday)
Registration: 2012/11/23 (Friday) 5pm, Orientation: 7pm,
The Four Immeasurables or the Four Sublime Abidings is a meditative method to cultivate four wholesome mental qualities loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. These positive states of mind are the antidotes to anger, harm, and jealousy which plague the people all their lives. These four wholesome mental qualities, once developed, would help a person to obtain true happiness within oneself, harmony with others, and tranquility and peace. The method is highly emphasized in Mahayana Buddhism for those who would like to cultivate the heart of wisdom (Bodhicitta) and walk on Bodhisattva path. Practicing this method will make positive impact on our lives both mentally and physically whether you are a Shravakayana or Mahayana practitioner or a non Buddhist.
Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa is the Abbot of the Chuang Yen Monastery. He is a professor at Buddhist colleges in Taiwan specializing in Agama and Abhidharama. He was also a visiting professor at Sun Yet-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He ordained his bachelor and master degress in Sri Lanka whereas doctoral degree in Theology and Religion from the Great Britain. Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa was ordained since 1987.