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Jhānas, Satipaṭṭhāna, and Dependent Origination
Dates: Nov 28, 2022 - Dec 11, 2022
Days: Mon - Sun (13 Nights)

Instructor(s): Leigh Brasington

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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. The lottery will close at 11:59 PM US Eastern time on July 15th, and spaces will be offered July 22nd. Payment will be due three days from notification of acceptance. Click for more information about our lottery courses.

Noble Silence: 

Noble silence will be observed from the first evening until after breakfast on the final morning.

Experience Level: Prerequisite Required

Participation in at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats is required.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Demographic questions are required for this course because we are committed to ensuring that spaces in the program are available for a diverse student body.

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 contact@buddhistinquiry.org.

  • 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.