The Buddha declared that skillful practice of mindfulness of breathing (ānāpānasati) fulfills the four foundations of mindfulness and in turn the seven factors of enlightenment (bojjhaṅgā), leading us to complete liberation from suffering. In this retreat, we will study the Ānāpānasati Sutta (Majjhima Nikāya 118) for application and inspiration. We will deepen our understanding and develop our dexterity with the 16 ānāpānasati instructions, which constitute the most detailed meditation guidance offered by the Buddha. As we strengthen our skills, we will emphasize applying them in cultivating the seven factors of enlightenment.
Noble silence will be observed throughout the retreat except during study sessions or when we are sharing our experience.
This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
Three spaces will be held for self-identified BIPOC participants until eight weeks before this course begins when they will be released generally. Therefore, we encourage you to join the waitlist even if the course appears full as additional spaces may become available. Please see our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies for more information.
As we work to become a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.