February 22—March 21, 27 days with Leigh Brasington
Meditative Absorptions (Jhanas) and Insight (Vipassana),
featuring video taped Dharma talks by the late Venerable Ayya Khema
This retreat will emphasize the application of the meditative absorptions in a regular sitting practice and is suitable only for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience (in any Buddhist tradition). The Jhanas, commonly called the meditative absorptions, are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will emphasize the teaching of this technique and will be held in Noble Silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews. Partial attendance is not offered. Prerequisite: you must have sat at least two seven-day retreats in order to participate in this retreat.Leigh Brasington 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. Visit Leigh's Web Site.
Retreat cost: $1890 plus dana offering. Register Here
Option for 50% deposit expires December 31, 2013 Please include a comprehensive resume of your retreat experience with your registration materials.