Feb 04 2022

The Four Immeasurables Retreat: Cultivating Vast and Profound Connection

About this event

Love and compassion aren’t just passing sentiments—they are capacities we all have and can grow! Yet the trends, the demands, the very tide of modern times often distract us. How can we open our hearts to experience an expansive sense of love and true connection?

By engaging the Four Immeasurables (or Boundless Qualities), known in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as the path to cultivate a limitless heart, we can experience a level of awareness in which isolation and the sense of separation dissolves and we feel our natural connection to one another and to the world.

Rooted in the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the meditation practices known as The Four Immeasurables provide different avenues to break free of isolation and experience true connection to all and everyone.

During this intimate weekend retreat, meditation teacher and award-winning author Lama Tsomo will introduce you to these ancient teachings in a modern way. You’ll learn meditation practices focused on each of the four qualities as referenced in the Metta Sutta.

What are the Four Boundless Qualities?

  • Compassion (Karuna)
  • Loving Kindness (Metta)
  • Sympathetic Joy (Mudita)
  • Equanimity (Upekkha)

Lama Tsomo will dive deeper into these qualities. Expanding on their meaning and why they’re essential for achieving lasting happiness, and ultimately liberation. These practices can be easily incorporated into everyday life, empowering you to open your heart, remove ill will, and live a happier life.

This retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to bring more peace and connection to their life. No previous meditation experience required.

What You’ll Learn

  • Traditional Tibetan Practices to cultivate more peace, connection, and happiness.
  • Exercises for inner reflection and ways to connect with your true nature.
  • Opportunities to ask questions and engage with Lama Tsomo and community.

Who is this Workshop For

Anyone looking to expand their capacity for connection and compassion. No meditation or previous experience required.

Retreat Schedule

The weekend will follow a flow of teaching, practice, and reflection – both solo and group.

Please note, all times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Friday, February 4th: 5-8pm MST (click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Introduction to The Four Boundless Qualities
  • Compassion practice (Tonglen)

Saturday, February 5th: 10am-5pm MST (click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Shamata practice
  • Introduction to Sympathetic Joy and Loving Kindness
  • A contemplation of Forgiveness
  • Science of meditation

Sunday, February 6th: 10am-5pm MST(click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Introduction to Equanimity
  • Incorporating these practices into everyday life
  • Group reflection
  • Methods for living boundless

Our intention is to make this workshop financially accessible to all, so we offer a tiered fee structure. Please choose whichever level works best for you. If program costs present a financial barrier or you are interested in a stipend to offset the cost of childcare, please contact .

Zoom link will be provided upon registration.