Tricycle magazine are hosting an online course “Universal Empathy: A Fresh Look at the Qualities of the Heart”.  Cultivate four transformative qualities of the heart as pathways of insight and awakening. Kindness, appreciative joy, compassion, and equanimity enrich our lives and allow us to be flourishing, creative, dynamic people. Known in the Buddha’s teaching as the brahma-viharas, these qualities also imbue us with the resiliency to meet life’s challenges. Join Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen for a deeply practical online course exploring the brahma-viharas as complete paths to the awakening of the heart.

The course begins on 18th May. It consists of one-hour six videos, plus extra resources and Q&A sessions with the teachers. Students can study at their own pace. The cost is US$159 (£128), and enrollment is possible any time from now. Further details are available here.  The course was recorded at the end of last year,

Chris Cullen works as a mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist. He trained to teach Insight Meditation with Christina Feldman, and also did the Community Dharma Leader training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Chris co-founded the Mindfulness in Schools Project, and is on the teaching team at the Oxford University Mindfulness Centre. He teaches mindfulness courses for students at Oxford University and for MPs and Peers in the Houses of Parliament.

Christina Feldman is a co-founder of Gaia House. She has been leading Insight Meditation retreats worldwide since 1976. She is a Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. She is the author of a number of books including Woman AwakeWay of Meditation, and co-author of Soul Food. Recent books include Silence and The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.