The Brahmaviharas as an Insight Practice

  • Mar 08

    Friday Mar 8, 2024 - Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

    (Start time Fri 16:00 CET - End time Wed 14:00 CET) Christina Feldman, Yuka Nakamura
    • Please click on Register to select any options available.
    The fee does not contribute towards the livelihood of our teachers. You will be invited to offer teacher dana at the end of the course.

Price Options:

Single room: €700

Shared room: €630


The development of the four Brahma Viharas -  boundless kindness, joyfulness, compassion and equanimity - are key to living a flourishing, peaceful and engaged life.  The cultivation of these relational qualities goes to the heart of the Buddha’s teaching – understanding that ill will, fear, despair and reactivity are not life sentences, but patterns that can be understood and liberated. The Brahma Viharas are relational qualities – engaging with the world within us and the world around us.

Event Details


  • This retreat is offered on a dana basis – you will be asked to make an additional monetary donation at the end of the course to support the livelihood of the teacher.
  • If paying a deposit – balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the module start
  • A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course.

Additional Information: 

  • For experienced practitioners
  • Participants are asked to contribute 1 hour of work a day, in order to help with the running of the retreat
  • Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teachings and study
  • All meals included – vegetarian food with the possibility of catering for special diets


CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha and is engaged in teaching the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands. Her most recent book Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, written with Willem Kuyken, was published in the summer of 2019. 

YUKA NAKAMURA has practised Buddhist meditation in different traditions since 1993, has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and is a certified MBSR-teacher. Trained as a Buddhist meditation teacher by Fred von Allmen she teaches meditation at Beatenberg (Switzerland), Gaia House (UK), Insight Meditation Society (Barre, MA) and other places. Yuka offers MBSR-courses and MBI-trainings at the CFM Zentrum für Achtsamkeit (CH).