Concentration and the Jhanas: A Primer for Deepening Practice
Saturday, March 7, 2020, Nashville Friends Meeting
9 a.m. – Noon, Led by Lisa Ernst
Right Concentration is the final leg of the Buddha’s eight fold path but it is frequently misunderstood. Concentration and mindfulness differ, although right mindfulness is a support for meditative concentration. Skillful concentration often leads to the jhanas, the eight altered states of consciousness that can deepen joy and improve your insight practice. In this half day retreat we will explore meditation through the lens of concentration and the jhanas as a path to awakening.
The morning will consist of instruction, meditation and discussion. This retreat is suitable for all levels of experience although an existing mediation practice is recommended.
Cost is $50. A reduced fee, scholarship spot is available in the case of financial need. Email email@example.com to inquire. Payment can be made through our Paypal below or Venmo @onedharma. If you need to pay by check, instructions are here. Be sure to include your email address.
Refund Cancellation Policy: For cancellations more than 3 days before the day of the retreat, a refund is available less a $25 administrative fee. Alternatively, you can choose to offer the fee as dana to One Dharma and the teacher. Refunds are not available for cancellations made 3 days prior to the day of the retreat.