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Jhānas, Satipaṭṭhāna, and Dependent Origination

Residential Program
Dates: Dec 01, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Days: Thursday - Sunday
Number of Nights: 10 nights

Instructor(s): Leigh Brasington

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This retreat will be offered residentially in Barre, and Leigh will facilitate and conduct interviews virtually via video conference. Participants will listen to Dharma talks in the meditation hall together and will need to bring their own devices including headphones to participate in interviews from their rooms.

This retreat combines the two main elements of the Buddha’s model of liberation: cultivating the meditative absorptions (jhanas), which lead to calm and clarity; and using the concentrated mind to gain insight into the nature of reality. We will explore the insight practices given in the famous Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, and we will also delve extensively into the Buddha's teaching of the dependent origination (paticca samuppada) of phenomena. This course is limited to those who have completed at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats. This course will be offered on a lottery basis.


Noble Silence:
Noble silence will begin with the opening talk on the first evening and continue through the closing session.

Experience Level:
Suitable for intermediate and advanced practitioners.

Prerequisites:
Participation in at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats and at least four years of Buddhist practice is required.

Lottery:

The lottery for this course closed on July 15th, and spaces were offered on July 22nd. You may join the waiting list. Click for more information about our lottery courses. 


Cancellation Policy:
During the pandemic, there is a cancellation fee of $50 for all residential programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs. 2023: If you need to cancel your registration, please contact us as soon as possible. If you cancel two or more weeks before a program begins, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs. If you cancel less than two weeks before your program begins, your full deposit is forfeited. If you have requested financial assistance, cancellation fees are $50 for all programs longer than two nights and $25 for weekend programs. All cancellation fees support our Scholarship Funds.

Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
Please review our Covid-19 Safety Protocols here: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/covid-19/.

DEI:
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive 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 contact@buddhistinquiry.org.