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One-month retreat

Early Buddhist Meditation

This month-long retreat offers an opportunity for highly experienced meditators to explore early Buddhist meditation through Bhikkhu Anālayo’s step by step approach to satipatthāna, mindfulness of breathing, the divine abodes, and emptiness meditation.
Each morning, Bhikkhu Anālayo will offer guided meditation instructions and explanations, and an evening question and answer session once a week.
Jill Shepherd will support the meditators through individual practice meetings and an evening dharma talk once a week.

Prerequisites: Participants are expected to have sat at least one previous retreat with Bhikkhu Anālayo. Please document this in your application. They are also asked to have read the following books: Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide; Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations; and Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation.

NOTE: lottery applications closed 14 September, but please apply to be on the waiting list below

Time and dates: 2:00 p.m. Friday 1 October 2021 – 10:00 a.m. Sunday 31 October 2021
Location: Forest Refuge, Barre, Massachusetts
Cost: sliding scale + dana*
More information: here
To register: here