Session 18: Intro to Equanimity

B. Alan Wallace, 18 Nov 2010

At first glance, Equanimity seems anticlimactic after Loving Kindness, Compassion and Empathetic Joy. In fact, Equanimity is the culmination of the Four Immeasurables. It is an emotional state of balance…deep composure. When the Dalai Lama was asked, “What is our most primary impulse?” He answered CARING. Caring is the root of Loving Kindness & Compassion. The meditation guides us to shift places with others to realize that we all equally want to be well and happy, free from suffering and the causes of suffering. The question and answer period dealt with questions about the Awareness of Awareness meditation instructions from the morning session.

Download (M4A / 39 MB)


This lecture does not have a text transcript. Please contact us if you’d like to volunteer to assist our transcription team.


Ask questions about this lecture on the Buddhism Stack Exchange or the Students of Alan Wallace Facebook Group. Please include this lecture’s URL when you post.