Concentration and The Janahas: A Primer for Deepening Practice

Saturday, November 23, Nashville Friends Meeting 9 a.m. – Noon, Led by Lisa Ernst Right Concentration is the final leg of the Buddha’s eightfold 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