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Joy!

  • The Friends’ Centre 7 Moncrieff Street Mt Victoria, Wellington New Zealand (map)

There are many types of enjoyment. The Germans even have one called Schadenfreude, relishing in another’s misfortune. However, the Buddha said that those who behold joy that is based on envy or jealousy suffer, as this does not give them peace of mind. 

The opposite of Schadenfreude is sympathetic joy. Often undervalued, it is not spoken about as much as other qualities that can be cultivated, such as compassion and lovingkindness. There are, however, numerous benefits to experiencing joy for ourselves and for others. 

Zooming in from Sydney, Sylvie Vanasse will explore in an experiential and joyful activity what brings joy to your life, and why is it truly one of the four sublime states.

Earlier Event: June 18
One Still Day – a silent retreat
Later Event: June 28
What is the value of silence?