Social Equanimity

Patrick’s presentation this past week included a talk from Gil Fronsdal called Social Equanimity.

In the talk, he reviews the Brahma Viharas in general, talks about the role that equanimity plays in relation to the others, and its application in everyday life, including consideration of the limits of equanimity and how to apply it in difficult or painful situations.

It’s also worth considering whether or not equanimity pushes us to live with a very restrictive emotional range, or if it’s primarily a tool for handling harsh emotions.

The talk by Gil is available here:

https://www.audiodharma.org/talks/audio_player/1987.html