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Jhanas and Dependent Origination
Dates: Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 27, 2018
Days: Fri - Thu (13 Nights)

Instructor(s): Leigh Brasington

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Paticca-samuppada and jhāna are dependent co-origination and the meditative absorptions. This retreat combines the two main elements of the Buddha’s model of liberation: cultivating the meditative absorptions (jhānas), which lead to calm clarity, along with insight into the dependent co-origination (paticca-samuppada) of phenomena. We will look at selected texts from the Pali suttas, including the famous Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, to highlight both meditation practice and the teachings of dependent co-origination. This course is limited to those who have completed at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats.

Enrollment in this course will be by lottery.  The lottery will close on May 4, and lottery participants will be notified of the results by email on May 11th.
  • Leigh Brasington has been practicing meditation since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema. Leigh began assisting Ven. Ayya Khemma in 1994, and began teaching retreats on his on in 1997. He teaches in Europe and North America and is the author of the book Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas.