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Jhana Retreat(March 30-April 2nd/2023)- Developing tranquillity states of the mind

March 30th - April 2nd, 2023

Registration Due Date: March 1st



The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness which can be reached through meditation practice. There are four initial states that meditators can experience through guided insight practice. Each of these states of awareness have been found to yield a deeper, more subtle awareness than the previous one. The jhanas themselves are not awakening— they are a skillful means for stilling the mind. They are attainable by anyone who devotes the time and sincerity of practice necessary to realize them.
Jhana practice is helpful for gaining the deep insights necessary for ending personal suffering. The jhanas are an advanced practice in Buddhist meditation. In this retreat, we will be studying those Eight Jhanas and practicing to achieve each state of awareness. 

Teacher: Bhante Sathi

Retreat Format: In-person only

Fee: $420 includes food and lodging ($370 for monthly sponsors of Triple Gem of the North)

Dāna (Pali, Generosity): Please note that the retreat fee covers the Center’s expenses of hosting participants. It is customary to make additional donations for the teacher and meals.

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Winter Retreat

Retreat Itinerary

Thursday 30th Afternoon Schedule

  • 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM: Check-in (for those attending in person)
  • 05:30 PM – 06:00 PM: Light Supper
  • 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM: Opening night - Introduction to Mindfulness
  • 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM: Teaching
  • 08:00 PM – 09:00 PM: Guided discussion

Daily Schedule starting from Friday 31st

  • 06:00 AM – 07:15 AM: Mindful movements
  • 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM: Meal and independent practice
  • 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Morning teachings
  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Walking and sitting practice
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Mindful moments
  • 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM: Lunch and independent practice 
  • 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM: Q&A
  • 03:15 PM – 04:00 PM: Jhana Meditation
  • 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM: Mindful motion with Yoga or Qigong
  • 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM: Light Supper
  • 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM: Guided discussion
  • 08:30 PM – 09:00 PM: Jhana Meditation

Friday 23rd Schedule

  • 06:00 AM – 07:15 AM: Mindful movements
  • 07:15 AM – 08:15 AM: Meal and independent practice
  • 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Morning teachings
  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Walking and sitting practice
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Jhana Meditation
  • 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Lunch and independent practice 
  • 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM: Retreat Closure

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Logistics

If attending the retreat in person:

  • Location: Google Maps has been known to take our guests to the main house rather than the center. When you arrive, you’ll pull into a gravel road on the highway, simply keep driving until you see a large yellow building on your left-hand side next to a large white cross. That is where the Center is.
  • Accommodations: The registration fee is inclusive of a room and meals. Rooms are dorm-style with shared bathrooms.
  • Clothing: Try to bring comfortable clothing as you will be spending a lot of time conducting various types of meditation and mindfulness practices.
  • Toiletries: Try to avoid bringing heavily scented items and some individuals are sensitive to such products.
  • Food: We provide food for you. If you need to bring your own food for whatever reason, we encourage you to put your name on the food and place it in the fridge located on the main floor. We can show you where that is when you check-in.
  • Towels and sheets: Please keep in mind that we do not provide linens for your stay as we only have a few extra. We recommend bringing a set of twin sheets and some towels. If you forget these items, we can help you out by letting you borrow some of our extras.

If attending the retreat online, here are a few tips:

  • Try to find a quiet room away from people and pets.
  • Try to eat home-cooked food. This will be elaborated more later on.
  • Try to wear comfortable clothes
  • Try to arrive at the call about 5-10 minutes before meditation and discussion. If your computer decides it wants to update or gives you trouble just email the retreat coordinator.
  • Try to get a good night’s rest.
  • Be mindful and relax!

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Metta Meditation Center

Logistics

If attending the retreat in person:

  • Location: Google Maps has been known to take our guests to the main house rather than the center. When you arrive, you’ll pull into a gravel road on the highway, simply keep driving until you see a large yellow building on your left-hand side next to a large white cross. That is where the Center is.
  • Accommodations: The registration fee is inclusive of a room and meals. Rooms are dorm-style with shared bathrooms.
  • Clothing: Try to bring comfortable clothing as you will be spending a lot of time conducting various types of meditation and mindfulness practices.
  • Toiletries: Try to avoid bringing heavily scented items and some individuals are sensitive to such products.
  • Food: We provide food for you. If you need to bring your own food for whatever reason, we encourage you to put your name on the food and place it in the fridge located on the main floor. We can show you where that is when you check-in.
  • Towels and sheets: Please keep in mind that we do not provide linens for your stay as we only have a few extra. We recommend bringing a set of twin sheets and some towels. If you forget these items, we can help you out by letting you borrow some of our extras.

If attending the retreat online, here are a few tips:

  • Try to find a quiet room away from people and pets.
  • Try to eat home-cooked food. This will be elaborated more later on.
  • Try to wear comfortable clothes
  • Try to arrive at the call about 5-10 minutes before meditation and discussion. If your computer decides it wants to update or gives you trouble just email the retreat coordinator.
  • Try to get a good night’s rest.
  • Be mindful and relax!

Click here to register

Make your payment here

Donate with PayPal button