Jhanas, Metta, and Dependent Origination

  • Southern Dharma Southern Dharma
  • north carolina, united states
  • Nov 9 - 22, 2019 (14 days)
  • Dormitory for Women - $1,105.00 Double Room - $1,170.00 Heated Single Cabin - $1,430.00 Tent Platform - $1,105.00 Unheated Single Cabin - $1,300.00

About This Event

This retreat will emphasize the application of both the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) and Metta (Lovingkindness) as part of a regular sitting practice. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. Metta is the first and foundational practice of the four wholesome mind states known as the Brahma Viharas (Divine Abodes). The retreat will focus on teaching the Jhanas for the purpose of enhancing insight practice. Several topics for insight practice will be discussed, including Dependent Origination. The retreat also will focus on deepening Metta practice for the purpose of enhancing the practices of Compassion, Altruistic Joy, and Equanimity, the other three Brahma Viharas. Pre-requisite: this retreat is for experienced meditators who previously have attended at least 2 one-week or longer silent meditation retreats.


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After participating in more yoga classes and events this year than in my entire life, I am yearning for the opportunity to attend a professional retreat. The opportunity to grow my practice, learn from talented students and teachers, and immerse myself in this gorgeous Red Feather Lakes sanctuary is the dream of a lifetime! Sara

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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