Real Kindness: Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity

Real Kindness: Sympathetic Joy & Equanimity
7-Week Class Series

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. —Anonymous

Sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha) are beautiful qualities of heart and mind, for living in the world, cultivating love for others, and impartiality. They can be developed through daily meditation practice and everyday application. We realize these states of being by making these qualities to our own and extending them to others.

In this 7-week class series, we will study and investigate sympathetic joy and equanimity as forces in cultivating love and wisdom so we can live with greater ease and happiness. At this time when our country and the world are beckoning us to us to manifest peace, harmlessness, goodwill, understanding, and cooperation in our deeds, we look to these practices for balance and reciprocity.

Classes will consist of meditation, dharma talks, discussion, Q&A, and mindful inquiry.

  • Dates & Times: Wednesdays, October 25 – December 13 (no class November 22), 6:30–8:30 pm
  • Fee: $50 / series or $8 / drop-in, plus a Dana donation to the teacher. The teachings of the Buddha are supported by Dana — a Pali word meaning Generosity. Please give generously, what you can, to support Lhasha in continuing her dharma teaching. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
  • Location: TCMC, 1231 E. Edison, Tucson, AZ (one block south of Grant, two houses west of Mountain). Please park a block away from the center. If you can’t walk that far, feel free to park in the driveway.
  • Contact: Lhasha Tizer, 520-321-3670
  • Registration: Register online at or send a check (payable to TCMC), along with your e-mail and phone number to TCMC c/o Real Kindness PO Box 43415 Tucson, AZ 85733.