(This retreat has been cancelled.)
Flow in Meditation: The Jhanas
“There is no jhána without wisdom, there is no wisdom without jhána, but for someone with both jhána and wisdom, Nibbána is near.” –Buddha, Dhammapada 372
When the Buddha talked of meditation, he most often spoke of the deep meditative absorption called Jhana. What is Jhana, and why is it so important?
Jhana in Pali became Dhyana when translated into Sanskrit; it became Chan when Buddhism entered China, then it became Zen when Buddhism reached Japan.
There is a profound relationship between Jhana practice, Mindfulness, and the cultivation of Insight. We will discuss how Jhana practice relates to the goal of achieving Insight and Awakening. Through a series of guided meditations, participants will have an opportunity to learn about and experience Jhana first hand.
The weekend is expected to consist of approximately equal parts meditation and discussion.
Please visit the Tucson Community Meditation Center (TCMC) website for contact and registration information. Click here.