Discover peace of mind and the source of all happiness. This special course will focus on what it means to develop concentration and how we can systematically train in concentration in daily life. The overall purpose of the programme is to strengthen the quality of our concentration so that we can make progress towards developing the perfect concentration of tranquil abiding.
The programme is presented in three parts - and it is necessary to participate in each section of the course.
Part One: Day course: Improving our concentration. Demo will explain what concentration is and practical methods for improving our ability to focus our minds and reduce distractions. This course prepares us to complete Part 2 of the programme.
Part Two: Home Practice. This section of the programme requires maintaining a daily meditation practice of 20 minutes or more. (The day course will set us up for this.)
Part Three. Weekend Retreat. This is the section of the programme where we reap the rewards of home practice! It is a silent retreat , and in past years most students have found that this is where things really come together - and they are often surprised by just how much progress they have made in developing the strength and stillness of their concentration.
Part One. Day Course - Improving our concentration
- Sunday, June 11. 10am - 4pm.
- Amitabha Centre, Palmerston North
Part Two. Home practice
- Monday, June 12 - Sunday August 30
Part Three. Weekend Retreat.
- 6pm, Friday, August 18 - 3pm. Sunday, August 20
- Sixtus Lodge, Ruahine Ranges
Cost: $170 (includes meals, accommodation and teaching)