Portugal: Jhanas & Insight with Leigh Brasington from USA

| 11-23, 2013

Mafra | 19-21 December, 2013

Leigh Brasington, senior American student of the late Venerable Ayya Khema, will be once again in Portugal to lead a retreat under the title “Jhanas & Insight” [1], which will be held at 4ventos Retreat Center near Mafra in Lisbon area.

Ven. Ayya Khema, born in Germany, was the first woman in the West to become a Theravada buddhist nun.

This retreat will emphasise the application of the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) in a regular sitting practice and is suitable only for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will focus on the teaching of this technique and will be held in Noble Silence with sitting and walking meditation and personal interviews. This retreat is lead entirely in English.

Leigh BrasingtonAbout Leigh Brasington

Leigh Brasington has been practising meditation since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema, who confirmed his practice and requested that he begin teaching. Leigh assisted Ven. Ayya Khema starting in 1994, and has been leading retreats on his own since 1997 in both Europe and North America. This will be his third time in Portugal leading a retreat.

[1] – Jhāna (झान) (Pāli) or Dhyāna (Sanskrit; Devanagari: ध्यान) is a form of Buddhist meditation. It refers to various states of samadhi, a state of consciousness in which the observer detaches from several qualities of the mind. In this state the mind has become firm and stable and the ability to concentrate is greatly enhanced. [wikipedia]




Start: Qui, 19-Dez-2013, 20:00  –  End: Sáb, 21-Dez-2013, 12:00
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