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FULLY BOOKED – The brahma viharas as pathways to insight and liberation with John Peacock

13 January 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course is fully booked.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email admin@londoninsight.org

A course for experienced practitioners

Sat Jan 13, Sunday 14 Jan, Sat 17th Feb, Sunday 18th February
commitment required for the whole course

As pathways of practice the Brahma Viharas are often relegated to the place of a ‘poor relative’ in relation to those practices dedicated to liberating wisdom. Nevertheless, the Buddha offered an alternative to the development of wisdom in the form of the very human practices of friendliness, compassion, gentle joyfulness and equanimity, conceiving of them as distinct pathways to liberation. This course will be dedicated to the practice and investigation of these four interrelated and  liberating pathways.

This exploration of the Brahma Viharas is experiential and will be devoted to developing these four qualities as pathways to insight. Over the two weekends we will devote a day to each of the qualities of friendliness, compassion, gentle joyfulness and equanimity and look at specific ways that we can develop these four qualities in the heart of our lives. This means that a great deal of each day will be dedicated to meditational practice on each of the four themes.

Our intention with this course is to gather a group of committed and experienced practitioners to work together. As such we are asking for applicants to who have an established and committed practice with the following experience:

  • 1 week’s residential retreat experience
  • 5 years of practice
  • A regular meditation practice

Please check that you meet these criteria before booking this course. If you do not meet any of these criteria, this course is not appropriate for you at this time.


Events at London Insight are offered in a spirit of generosity. The price you pay goes towards the running of the event but does not include any payment to John for his teaching. Instead our teachers rely on the generosity of participants for their livelihood. You will be invited to make a financial contribution to John’s livelihood at the event.


Standard:    £160.00  – This covers our costs
Sponsor:     £200.00  – A voluntary higher rate enabling us to offer supported rate places
Supported: £120.00  – For those unable to afford the standard rate

Please pay the sponsor rate if you can.

If you are unable to afford the supported rate please let us know. Further support is available for a number of places.


Please note the cancellation policy is different for this event: refunds are only available up to 5pm on Friday 22nd December 2017. Refunds are only offered after that if we are successful in giving your place to someone on our waiting list, which we will try our best to do. Please note that this policy applies even if you have to cancel because of illness or emergency.

LUNCH: There is an on-site café at St Lukes or bring your own.

SEATING: Chairs and mats will be provided; bring your own cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.

REGISTRATION: will open at 9.30am on Saturday 13th January.  The teachings will begin at 10.00am each day.


13 January 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£120 - £200
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St Luke’s Community Centre
90 Central Street,
London, EC1V 8AJ United Kingdom
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