Teachings offered by Upasaka Culadasa

The Jhanas: The Original Practice of Mindfulness and Insight – Teaching Retreat, January 2011

Master Culadasa explains what Jhana is and why it is so important. There is a profound relationship between Jhana practice, Mindfulness, and the cultivation of Insight. How Jhana practice relates to the goal of achieving Insight and Awakening is described. Through a series of guided meditations, participants have an opportunity to learn about and experience Jhana first hand.

The Jhanas & Mindfulness Handout by Upasaka Culadasa(PDF)

Instructions for Entering Jhanas Handout by Leigh Brasington (PDF)

Play the recording below (1 hour 36 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-session1-friday.mp3″ text=”Session 1 (Friday Evening)”]

Play the recording below (1 hour 20 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-session2-sat-am.mp3″ text=”Session 2 (Saturday Morning)”]

Play the recording below (1 hour 20 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-meditation-and-discussion-sat am.mp3″ text=”Meditation & Discussion (Saturday Morning)”]

Play the recording below (59 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-session3-sat-pm.mp3″ text=”Session 3 (Saturday Afternoon)”]

Due to an unfortunate malfunction of the recording equipment, the Saturday afternoon meditation and the Sunday morning discussion and meditation are not available.

Play the recording below (1 hour 29 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-final-session-sun-pm.mp3″ text=”Final Session (Sunday Afternoon)”]

Play the recording below (31 minutes).

[wpaudio url=”http://s3.amazonaws.com/dharmatreasure/jhanas-final-meditation-sun-pm.mp3″ text=”Final Meditation (Sunday Afternoon)”]

One thought on “The Jhanas: The Original Practice of Mindfulness and Insight – Teaching Retreat, January 2011”

  1. Naz says:

    May I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for these excellent mp3s and handouts. It is so rare to find such a thorough and practical investigation of the jhanas (which I find really odd when they were the basis of the Buddha’s teachings).

    Thank you so much, please keep posting this material!

    Metta,
    Naz

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