Leigh Brasington returns to speak with us about Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas.
With all the publicity and interest around mindfulness these days, it seems one slice of the samatha pie is getting the lion’s share of attention. And that may be so in practice, too, as the four foundations of mindfulness enjoys a certain celebrity and takes center stage. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other areas of interest or practice for meditators, and particularly Buddhists, as concentration or non-distractability of the jhanas also contribute to our embodiment of the full eightfold path.
Leigh Brasington is a student of Venerable Ayya Khema, and has been teaching jhana meditation since the early 90’s. His interest is a naturalistic approach to concentration meditation, and helping people understand that deeper meditative states of mind can be helpful off the cushion, and can be attained.
So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Oolong tea.
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