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Mindfulness of breathing is the most thorough system for meditation that the Buddha taught– he used it for his own awakening and described at as being ‘of great benefit, of great fruit’.
In this retreat, Ajahn Sucitto will present the practice as a guide through the three-fold conditioning force (saṇkhāra) of body, thought and heart. These forces and their programs generate the conditions that embed the heart in saṃsāra, and yet if trained, lead to liberation.
The retreat will focus on the texts of the Ānāpāṇasati sutta (M.118) and also the Ānāpāṇasati saṃyutta of the Saṃyutta Nikāya.
Schedule: (GMT time)
The below schedule may be subject to slight changes. All sessions will be recorded to allow those in different time zones to catch up in their own time.
9:00-10:00am Meditation and reflections
1:30-4:30pm Teaching session (teachings, meditation, Q&A)
7:00-9:00pm Teaching session (teachings, meditation, Q&A)
- For experienced practitioners.
- This course is offered on a fee basis to cover Bodhi College's overhead costs.
- The fee does not contribute towards the livelihood of our teachers. You will invited to offer teacher dana at the end of the course.
- If you are unable to afford the rate please let us know. We will make sure that no one is turned away because of lack of funds.
AJAHN SUCITTO was born in London; he entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975 and since 1978 has lived in Britain. He has been teaching Dhamma since 1980, both in meditation retreats and in talks given regularly in monasteries. He has written a number of books and teaches worldwide. Since 1992 he has been the Sanghathera and senior incumbent of Cittaviveka monastery in West Sussex. Blog: Reflections