Concentration and jhana are often taught as separate practices from mindfulness and Insight Meditation. We will explore how they can be brought together in a mutually supportive way as a single style of meditation practice.
We will learn to practice so the mind becomes more collected and centered, leading to deepening states of concentration, peace, clarity and calm abiding, and culminating in states of unification of mind known as jhana.At the same time, awareness will be guided to open into mindfulness of the body and states of the heart and the mind, revealing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This integration of concentration, calm, mindfulness and jhana builds a strong foundation for the arising of insight.
The day will include time for questions, discussion and a talk.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ on limited income) are invited to attend this event for $25.
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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review information about What to Bring to a Daylong. This link has useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Limited Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as scholarships, may be available for this program. If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (415) 488-0164 x224.