The Four Heavenly Abodes: Opening the Heart-Mind Class Series

The Four Heavenly Abodes: Opening the Heart-Mind Class Series

Dear Friends,

There will be no blog this month. But we thought you might be interested in the class series I’m starting in the fall.

“Out of the soil of friendliness grows the beautiful bloom of Compassion watered by tears of joy and sheltered by the cool tree of equanimity.” 

~ 14th Century Tibetan Poet

Led by Lhasha Tizer, Community Dharma Leader and Mary Grace Naughton, Mindfulness and Yoga Teacher

There are four beautiful qualities of heart and mind for dwelling in the world. They can be cultivated through meditation and daily life practice, and are composed of Metta or loving friendliness, Karuna or compassion, Mudita or appreciative joy, and Upekkha or equanimity.  

We will study and explore each of these 4 Heavenly Abodes as a force in opening the heart so we can live with greater peace and contentment. You are welcome to attend one class or all four in the series. The first class will be Lovingkindness. Classes consist of meditation, dharma talks, yoga, discussion, Q&A, and small group inquiry.  

Date and Time of first class: Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9:30 am–4 pm 

Fee: Sliding scale $90-$150

Where: Centrally located in a beautiful, spacious home surrounded by nature, gardens, and a walking path. 

What to Bring: Please bring a yoga mat and any props you would like as well as your lunch. We will provide healthy snacks, teas, and water.  

To Register: Send your name, phone number, email address, check or PayPal to: Leslie Tizer, 3339 E. Seneca St., Tucson, 85716, or Venmo Mary Grace Naughton, 5495 E. Golder Ranch Dr., Tucson, AZ 85739.  

Contact: Mary Grace,

Backgrounds: Lhasha Tizer, MS, has been studying, practicing and teaching since 2000 at Tucson Community Meditation Center and since 2012 as a Community Dharma Leader. Her background includes a teaching certificate as an instructor of Japanese Tea Ceremony and as a Holistic Health Counselor.  MaryGrace Naughton, 500 E-RYt, has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching since 1998. MaryGrace completed her two-year Mindfulness Meditation Certification with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. 

In loving friendliness,