Cultivating Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity using Mindfulness Meditation

A Class Series for People of Color

with Pawan Bareja and Carol Cano

Four Saturdays: October 6, November 3, December 1, 2018, January 5, 2019

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1187 Franklin (between Geary and O’Farrell)


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The four Heavenly Abodes are known as the Brahma Viharas: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Empathetic Joy, and Equanimity. How do we deepen the sitting meditation with the cultivation of these heart qualities? How might we transform our daily lives if we practice mindfulness of the Divine Abodes?

This series of four monthly Saturday morning classes will focus on the cultivation of these heart qualities through guided meditation, sharing of experiences, and question and answer periods. As we awaken to the four Brahma Viharas, we may begin to experience more peace and self-acceptance. We will explore the possibility of abiding in these mind states given our current socio-political environment.

REGISTRATION:  To register, click on the Eventbrite button above.  The sliding scale registration fee is $20 to $50 per class.  Please pay the highest level that you can afford.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, but it also is possible to register at each class, space permitting.

TEACHER DANA:  Our teachers are supported by your donations for their time and teachings (they do not receive any portion of the registration fee).  Suggested donation is $20 to $80.  This amount can be offered to the teachers by cash or check (payable to SF Insight).

FOR INFORMATION:  Call (415) 727-6220 or visit

Pawan Bareja, Ph.D. is a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. In her private practice as a Trauma Resolution Practitioner, she works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation internationally. She is currently part of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program.

Carol Cano, M.A. began her practice in 1987 in Thailand and has actively engaged in building communities.  She curently is participating in the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program.  Carol is a core teacher and a former board member of East Bay Meditation Center.