The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called right concentration.
|Strengthening Resilience, Finding our Home||Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA)||Oren J. Sofer||Mar 23, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018 (2 nights)|
|Monastic Retreat||Insight Meditation Society, Retreat Center (MA)||Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta||Apr 3, 2018 to Apr 12, 2018 (9 nights)|
|Residential Retreat, Yellow Springs Dharma Center||Yellow Springs Dharma Center (OH)||Rebecca Bradshaw||May 4, 2018 to May 11, 2018 (7 nights)|
|The Way of Insight: 5-day Silent Retreat||Mount Eden Retreat (NJ)||Oren J. Sofer||Aug 1, 2018 to Aug 5, 2018 (4 nights)|
|Dancing Towards Open Awareness||Camp Galilee Lake Tahoe (NV)||John Travis||Aug 19, 2018 to Aug 24, 2018 (5 nights)|
|The Jhanas and Insight||Camp Galilee Lake Tahoe (NV)||Leigh Brasington||Oct 31, 2018 to Nov 9, 2018 (9 nights)|
|Mindfulness of Breathing for Experienced Students||Spirit Rock Meditation Center (CA)||Ayya Anandabodhi||Apr 6, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019 (8 nights)|
NOTE: The retreats listed here have been entered by the retreat organizers. For any questions, use the contact information listed on the retreat page. Please do not contact the Buddhist Insight Network.
First- the discipline to stop and collect ourselves – the principles of concentration.
Second- the ability and repetition of seeing into the simple functions of the heart and mind. Seeing how we live with, create, and let go of tension and anxieties. The fundamentals of insight.
As we cultivate concentration (samatha in Pali), we develop purification, tranquility and equanimity of mind and heart. These qualities prepare the ground for penetrating insight into the nature of existence.
Yellow Springs Dharma Center's annual residential, silent meditation retreat with Rebecca Bradshaw. This week-long retreat will once again be held at the Jesuit Spiritual Center at Milford OH. A weekend option will be offered as well.
This silent meditation retreat will emphasize a balance of mindfulness, concentration, calmness, and investigation. Instructions will encourage mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight.
Metta, sometimes translated as unconditional kindness or universal friendliness, grows from our capacity for basic human warmth. It is the first of four sublime states that can be cultivated as a powerful support for well-being, concentration and the deepening of insight practice.