Calm and Insight – 12 Day Meditation Retreat
- Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center
- 159 Osceola Rd. Hendersonville NC 28739
- Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019 (13 days)
- $1,068.00 - plus dana (offered at the end of the retreat) to the teacher and to Heartwood. You can read more about the practice of dana here.
Single rooms are issued based on availability, and are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
This is not a typical western retreat. Over 12 days we will examine the 40 meditation subjects/objects carried down through the Theravadan lineage and learn how to use them. All can suppress the five hindrances allowing one to pursue wisdom, some can be used as antidotes to abandon discursive thought, some lead to access concentration or one of the four jhanas. Realization of all four jhanas can be induced through two of them. In addition, the Pali commentaries provide guidelines for suggesting meditation subjects based on one’s general temperament. And, it is remarkable that today’s technology, science and physics verify the veracity of many of the Buddha’s teaching in regard to direct knowledge that can be attained through right concentration. Samahito Thero will be showing the correlation between these modern scientific thoughts and proof on many subjects. If you’ve been wanting to take your practice to the next level, get to this retreat!