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Jhānas, Satipaṭṭhāna, and Dependent Origination

Online Program
Dates: Aug 12, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021

Instructor(s): Leigh Brasington

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Program Description:

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 retreat is limited to those who have completed at least two one-week or longer silent vipassana retreats. This retreat 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.

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


The lottery for this retreat closed on July 15th and spaces were offered on July 22nd. We encourage you to join the waiting list.