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Ajahn Brahm & Ven Canda: “Bliss Upon Bliss Upon Bliss: A Deep Dive Into Breath Meditation”
November 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - November 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
Date(s) – 19 Nov 2020 – 24 Nov 2020
8:30 am – 3:00 pm (UK Time)
Six Day Online Meditation Retreat
In this retreat, meditation master Ajahn Brahm will guide us through the Anapanassati Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya: 118), using his own translation. In her evening sessions, Ven Canda Bhikkhuni, a close disciple of Ajahn Brahm, will encourage skillful perceptions that complement and empower breath meditation, such as loving kindness, joy, trust, letting go and contentment.
This is a very special “dual Sangha” (bhikkhu and bhikkhuni- led) retreat. It is also the first time Ajahn Brahm and Ven Canda are teaching a retreat together, so we are very excited! It will include three sessions of one and a half hours each: a morning and an early afternoon session with Ajahn Brahm and an evening session with Ven Canda.
Breath meditation was the Buddha’s own preferred method of meditation, leading to his Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Despite it’s central place in Buddhist practice, clear and comprehensive teachings on the sixteen stages of Anapanassati, leading to liberation of the mind, are very few and far between.
Ajahn Brahm emphasises that the deep meditations, called jhana, are not attainments but “stages of letting go,” realised through careful cultivation of the whole Noble Eightfold Path – a path of ever-increasing joy.
Starting this Thursday 19th at 8.30am through till Tue 24th Nov 1.30pm, 2020 ~ GMT UK Time.
Many of you will be delighted to know that our six day online Meditation Retreat with Ajahn Brahm & Ven Candā” which is fully booked, will also appear here via Facebook Live so you can join in from anywhere! Each session will also be uploaded to our retreat playlist on the Anukampa YouTube channel here, shortly after the session concludes: https://www.youtube.com/
The daily schedule will be on UK time (GMT) as follows:
08:30 – 10:00 Dhamma talk & guided meditation (Ajahn Brahm)
12:00 – 13:30 Anapanasati Sutta teaching and discussion (Ajahn Brahm)
19:30 – 21:00 Dhamma Talk (on the themes of love, trust, joy, letting go & contentment), guided meditation and Q&A (Ven Candā)