Jody Hojin Kimmel, Sensei
Zen Mountain Monastery, New York, Sunday 02/20/2022
What is sympathetic joy? Hojin Sensei explores one of the Four Immeasurables. In bringing our attention to the delights in our life, we can experience joy for ourselves and others even in the midst of suffering. Sympathetic joy, or Mudita in Sanskrit, is a natural state of our minds, yet often it takes a practice of cultivation to rediscover it.
Hojin Sensei quotes from the teachings of Venerable Nyanaponika Thera and HH Dalai Lama, and from the poet Ross Gay.