16 Empathetic Joy as an Aspiration

19 Apr 2011

In this afternoon session, Alan Wallace guides us in a 24-minute meditation on mudita, or empathetic joy, from the perspective of mudita as an aspiration that all sentient beings never be parted from happiness free of suffering.

During the following question and answer, Alan addresses these questions:

1. I wonder why the monks at the dharma center where I teach a version of shamatha do not come to my teachings.

2. How has the Shamatha Project study been received by the scientific community?

3. Where to from here, now that the Shamatha Project is over?

4. What is the definition of sentient beings?

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