Dates: May 7, 8
This class is open to an appropriate for all.
Students will expand on their knowledge of the various meditation techniques already studied in Meditation 101.
In Buddhism, all techniques can be divided into two. The first is Calm Abiding (in Sanskrit, samatha), a technique for cultivating single-pointed concentration, first developed by the great Indian masters Buddha himself studied with. Success at this enables the practitioner to access the subtler levels of mind – not even posited in modern psychology and neuroscience – that are necessary in order to achieve spiritual realizations.
The practitioner uses this more refined and focused level of mind in the second mode of meditation called Insight (in Sanskrit, vipasana) to familiarize the mind with the various points of the path to enlightenment by using analysis, a process that eventually triggers experiential insight into their reality.
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:30 PM