Jhanas and Satipatthana
This retreat will emphasize the application of the meditative absorptions, the Jhanas, in a regular sitting practice. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. The retreat will emphasize the teaching of this technique and the relationship of the Jhanas to the Vipassana practices in the Satipatthana Suttas.
This retreat is suitable only for experienced meditators with regular meditation practice and prior experience from at least one week-long retreat (in any Buddhist tradition).
The retreat will be taught by Leigh Brasington. He has been practicing meditation since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema. She confirmed his practice and requested that he begin teaching. Leigh assisted Ven. Ayya Khema starting in 1994, and has been leading retreats on his own since 1997 in both Europe and North America. For more details see Leigh’s Web Site.
The retreat is held in English. The days are spent in noble silence and consist of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, work period and personal interviews. Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and a light dinner are served during the retreat. The venue of the retreat is Lammi Retreat Center, Kataloistentie 681, Hämeenlinna, Finland.
How much does it cost? How can I sign up?
The base price is 270 euros. You can sign up by filling in the registration form. After we have read your application we’ll contact you and tell whether you received a place or you are on the waiting list. More information about the price, registration and other details.
Tuulikki Hukka (+358 50 432 9241)