Shamatha, or resting meditation, is the core of all our meditation practices. Through this practice we develop mindfulness and discover awareness, providing us with indispensable tools to progress along the path to awakening. Retreat affords us the opportunity to engage in this practice in a spacious yet intensive manner and explore it more deeply.
This will be our first virtual retreat. Participants will connect through the Zoom app and practice in their personal spaces. There will be guided meditation each session as well as time to work with the practice on one’s own. We will cover several techniques of shamatha, ranging from practices using coarse supports to shamatha with no support. There will also be opportunities to engage in discussion about the practice.