Audience: Accessible for anyone
Experience: Module 1 completed or minimum 1 years consistent meditation experience
About the retreat: ‘Mind without Craving’ is a retreat formulated for anyone desirous of taking their first step into the Dhamma, the Teaching of the Buddha, at its very root, as preserved in the original discourses of the Buddha (the Suttas).
This retreat is a progressive approach to what the Buddha called ‘Bhāvanā’ or Wholesome Mental Development. Cultivating the Higher Mind (Adhicitta) which directly correlates to happiness here and now. Meditators will be guided on a journey to understand what the Buddha awoke to on his own path to happiness.
This means the threefold training in:
Collected Mental Harmony (Samādhi)
What you will learn from the retreat:
- Loving Kindness Meditation (Mettā) & the Brahmavihāras
- The nature of mental states and wholesome mental development
- The essential role of Virtue and Generosity on the path to happiness.
- Collectedness of mind through Joy and Letting go. (Sammā Samādhi)
- The Four Steps of Effective Application (Sammā Vāyāma)
- The Four Noble Truths (Ariya Sacca) in actual practice
- The Seven Factors of Awakening.
- The Eight-fold Path of the Noble Ones (Ariyo Aṭṭhaṅgiko Maggo)
- Effective Observation: Learning to see how the mind’s attention moves when observing four foundations of mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna)
- Effective Collectedness: See and understand that effectively observing one’s object of meditation and keeping that observation collected leads the mind to Release
- The experience of Release & Nibbāna here and now.
What you need to do:
- Morning Precepts
- Daily dhamma talk videos
- Meditate for at least 2 hours daily
- Interviews as scheduled