Cultivating the Four Immeasurables | Online | Oct 18-19

Two day webinar retreat with Hugh Joswick en Mark Henderson

Cultivating the “Four Immeasurable” states of mind – love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity – is a classic Buddhist practice. It teaches us to transcend our ordinary ways of being and our limited ways of understanding. It is an essential practice in developing bodhicitta, the mind and intention for enlightenment. Contemplating the “Four Immeasurables” undermines the commitment to the concerns of the self and turns the mind to the welfare and happiness of others. The four immeasurables serve as the antidote to suffering, negativity, and emotionality.

Who Can Take this Retreat?

This weekend retreat is included in the 9-month international program Deepening Dimensions of Mind which runs from september 2024 to June 2025. But others with some background in meditation or Dharma practice are very welcome to register.


The retreat will be held in English.

Date and time

This international online retreat consists of two 3-hour webinars, held through Zoom. The sessions are offered on

  • Friday, October 18: 10 am – 1 pm, PT / 19:00 – 22:00 hrs CET
  • Saturday, October 19: 10 am – 1 pm, PT / 19:00 – 22:00 hrs CET

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Cost for webinar-only registration

€ 120 (or $120) per person.

The online retreat is guided by Hugh Joswick en Mark Henderson

Hugh Joswick, Ph.D., has been studying and practicing at Nyingma Institute under Tarthang Tulku’s senior students since the mid-1990’s. He has also co-edited several books under the close direction of Tarthang Tulku, including Caring and the Lotus Trilogy books.
Hugh holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, and a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught philosophy at the university level and is currently the Managing Editor of Mangalam Press, the publishing arm of Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages, which focuses primarily on scholarly works in the fields of Buddhist and Religious Studies.
Hugh brings a gentle approach and skillful style of inquiry to his teaching.

Hugh Joswick - senior instructor at Nyingma Institute in Berkeley, California, USA.

Mark Henderson, J.D., LL.M., currently works full-time on sacred art projects with the Nyingma Mandala of organizations as a project manager and has helped create over one hundred thousand prayer wheels. He first encountered several great masters of the Nyingma lineage in the mid-1970s and is an avid student of Buddhism, with great appreciation for its vast and rich collection of texts. In his professional career, Mark was a practicing attorney, recognized by the California State Bar as a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law. In the nonprofit sector, he served as both a Board Director and as an Executive Director. At the Nyingma Institute, he teaches classes in Tibetan Language, Tibetan Chanting, and Buddhist Studies.