Maitri and the four immeasurables

söndag 13 mars 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
söndag 27 mars 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
söndag 10 april 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
söndag 24 april 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
söndag 8 maj 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
söndag 22 maj 2022 (18:30 -20:30)
Stockholm Shambhala Meditation Group
Online evening course with David Hope. During the six evenings we are going to explore the teachings of Maitri and the Four Immeasurables.




Maitri and the four immeasurables

Online evening course with David Hope

Sundays, 18:30 – 20:30 CET

March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 22


During the six evenings we are going to explore the teachings of Maitri and the Four Immeasurables. Maitri, described as unconditional friendship with one's self, is the basis of the Four Immeasurables. These four bodhicitta, or heart practices — the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity—are a rich range of techniques that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. Tonglen, known as the the practice of sending and taking from the heart, is a further development of this approach.

The teachings are part of the bigger buddhist Mahayana path. Mahayana students learn to see the emptiness of all phenomena and aspire to free all living beings from suffering. The student does this by cultivating great compassion.

The talks are in English. Discussion groups are in English and Swedish.

Experience with meditation pratice is required.

The course is online through Zoom.


For more information, please contact:

Koen Braak, [email protected] and tel. +46-73 677 11 44



David Hope

David Hope has been a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the past 40 years. He helped establish the London Shambhala Centre in the early 1980’s. He set up Shambhala Training in Britain in 1983 and organised it for many years. Since then he has taught widely in Europe and other countries worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. He has been involved with Dechen Chöling, our residential practice centre in France, since its beginnings in 1995, as one of the first co-directors, and in many other ways. In 2005 he was appointed as Acharya or senior teacher for the Shambhala community, an official position from which he resigned in the June 2020. He continues to teach throughout the Shambhala Community, presently through Zoom events.



Dates, following sundays, 18:30 – 20:30 CET

March 13th.        Shamatha and Maitri: Establishing the Foundations for our Mahayana Journey 
March 27th  Loving Kindness
April 10th      Compassion
April 24th      Sympathetic Joy 
May 8th       Equanimity
May 22nd      The Practice of Tonglen



1000 SEK – full price

800 SEK – members, students, unemployed

1200 SEK – patron price


Payments from Sweden
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Bank: Nordea
Clearingnummer: 9500
Kontonummer: 2613429709

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