This retreat will emphasize the application of the jhanas (meditative absorptions) in a regular sitting practice and is suitable only for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience. The jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will focus on the teaching of this technique and the application of the jhanas for enhancing insight practice. The retreat will be held in noble silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews.
To recognize the distinction between altered states and altered traits: how temporary states (jhanas) can help facilitate life-changing insights; learn how to use concentrated mind to investigate what's actually happening in experience; and understand what the jhanas are and how they relate to insight practices.
Prerequisite–A minimum of two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats.
Lottery closes February 15, 2019
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