March 2019

23Mar(Mar 23)10:00 AM24(Mar 24)4:30 PMThe Five Jhana FactorsCultivating Conditions for Deep Concentration10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (24) Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Shaila Catherine No prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: March 23 – 24, 2019; 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sliding Scale: $150 – 400. Code SC1M19.

This weekend non-residential retreat introduces five factors that intensify concentration, strengthen focused attention, and characterize the blissful states of meditative absorption known as jhana: applied attention, sustained attention, joy, happiness, and one-pointedness of mind.

Although these are called the Five Jhana Factors, they are not exclusive to jhana states. This program will provide practical instructions for developing and balancing these factors; distinguish between the jhana factors and the states of jhana absorption; and examine the powerful role that concentration plays on the path of awakening.

This retreat is appropriate for both new and experienced practitioners.

General Information

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