Skillful Means Podcast

#24 Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice

August 13, 2020 Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
Skillful Means Podcast
#24 Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice
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Skillful Means Podcast
#24 Equanimity for Balanced Action Guided Practice
Aug 13, 2020
Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw

Wrapping up our series on the Four Immeasurables, in this guided practice, Sarah Jane Shangraw unpacks the fourth “sublime state,” upeksa (equanimity). Upeksa is a state of non-preferencing that can arise in meditation when we feel into and accept the uncontrollable flow and tonality of experience, and leave it at that.

Not a cool and distant quality, equanimity combines the wisdom of understanding together with compassionate inclusivity. Under its influence, we are balanced and open, able to “be with” rather than give in to the compulsion to “react to.” More broadly, it helps us accept our joys and sorrows equally, and engage skillfully in the wider world, despite its many challenges.

Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com with your comments.

You can also get in touch with Sarah Jane directly and sign up to attend her ongoing twice weekly live meditation drop-in, Mindful Morning Sangha.

Show Notes

Wrapping up our series on the Four Immeasurables, in this guided practice, Sarah Jane Shangraw unpacks the fourth “sublime state,” upeksa (equanimity). Upeksa is a state of non-preferencing that can arise in meditation when we feel into and accept the uncontrollable flow and tonality of experience, and leave it at that.

Not a cool and distant quality, equanimity combines the wisdom of understanding together with compassionate inclusivity. Under its influence, we are balanced and open, able to “be with” rather than give in to the compulsion to “react to.” More broadly, it helps us accept our joys and sorrows equally, and engage skillfully in the wider world, despite its many challenges.

Skillful Means Podcast offers these guided practices to help you deepen into your yoga and mindfulness journey.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or send us a note at feedback@skillfulmeanspodcast.com with your comments.

You can also get in touch with Sarah Jane directly and sign up to attend her ongoing twice weekly live meditation drop-in, Mindful Morning Sangha.