In this Dharma Talk, Tibetan Buddhist translator and meditation instructor Michael Lobsang Tenpa discusses a practice dear to his heart—cultivation of the four immeasurables: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Drawing on the writings of Dzogchen lineage lamas and pith instructions from contemporary Buddhist masters, Lobsang Tenpa elaborates on the effects historically associated with these meditation methods, psychological transformation, karmic causality, and the realization of the ultimate nature of our mind.
Michael Lobsang Tenpa did his BA and MA in South Asian studies, was ordained as a monastic in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and spent a long time living in Nepal and translating for Buddhist lamas from all the major Tibetan lineages. In 2022, he returned to lay life as a translator, meditation instructor, and teacher, focusing on ecodharma, green mindfulness, and green Buddhism. His home practice community is the Contemplative Consciousness Network (CCN) in the UK.