First East Coast Daylong Held at Yale

First East Coast Daylong Held at Yale

We have been invited by Dr. Judson Brewer, who is head of the Yale University School of Medicine Neuroscience Lab and also a Buddhist practitioner and sangha leader. Dr. Brewer is interested in studying the samatha practice as part of his research at Yale, and invited us to give a daylong for his sangha and others who want to attend, at the Yale Chapel, in New Haven, Connecticut. Please click here for information and to...

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Talks & Lectures

general overview of the types of talks you do, what they’re about, where you offer them, etc. with links to various pages within site. general overview of the types of talks you do, what they’re about, where you offer them, etc. with links to various pages within site. general overview of the types of talks you do, what they’re about, where you offer them, etc. with links to various pages within site. general overview of the...

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Mentoring & Guidance

Offerings: ONLINE MONTHLY MEDITATIONS BUDDHA’S HEART MENTORING PROGRAM GENERAL MENTORING AND GUIDANCE INQUIRIES Online Monthly Meditation Meetings Stephen will be offering three sitting groups each month suitable for beginning to advanced meditators:1) Introduction to Concentration Meditation Concentration meditation, also called serenity or tranquility meditation, is a foundational meditation that unifies the mind by focusing on a...

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Practicing the Jhanas Book

Practicing the Jhanas Book

Our book is now available on e-readers! The e-reader version is sold at a reduced cost, on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, and Google. Our book Practicing the Jhanas (published by Shambhala Publications) is available in major bookstores and most internet booksellers. To order, please see our Books page. Our original book, Jhanas Advice from Two Spiritual Friends, was purchased by people in 31 countries on six continents in a two year period....

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Our First Teacher-in-Training, Brian Gavin!

Our First Teacher-in-Training, Brian Gavin!

We are pleased to announce our first Teacher-in-Training, Brian Gavin. Brian is now authorized to give dharma talks, and will be learning how to lead daylongs soon. Brian shares his own experience of the territory from “first sit to first jhana” in a clear way that people find both interesting and inspiring. He is very dedicated to this practice, is a great yogi, and has been with us on all of our long retreats to date. For more...

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