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Jhāna and Insight

Residential Program
Dates: Dec 04, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016
Days: Sunday - Sunday
Number of Nights: 7 nights

Instructor(s): Jay Michaelson

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Course Description:

The jhānas (meditative absorptions) are a method of developing one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravādan Buddhist tradition. This intensive retreat will emphasize the application of the jhānas in a regular sitting practice and is intended for meditators with prior retreat experience. It will focus on the teaching of this technique and the application of the jhānas for enhancing insight practice. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews.

This course is limited to those who have completed at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats.
    About the Instructor(s):
  • Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson has taught meditation for twenty years in Buddhist, Jewish, and secular contexts.  He is an editor at Ten Percent Happier and a columnist for The Daily Beast whose ten books include Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment.  Jay holds a PhD in Jewish Thought, a JD from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and was a member of the BCBS Board of Directors for six years.