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Dhyana, Step by Step | a weekend retreat with Bodhipaksa

June 27 @ 9:30 am - June 28 @ 12:30 pm

Event Dates: June 27, 9:30-12:30 and June 28, 9:30 to 12:30 (EDT)

This event will take place on Zoom on Saturday and Sunday morning, 9:30 to 12:30 both days.

You’ve probably been given very specific instructions on how to develop mindfulness. You’ve probably received very clear direction in how to cultivate loving-kindness. But dhyana — even although it’s considered to be the basis of Awakening itself — is usually left to chance. Sometimes it happens to us out of the blue, and we’re not entirely clear how. More often it remains elusive, to the point where we start thinking of it as something only a few “expert” meditators experience.

But what if there was a simple, step-by-step way to let dhyana arise? On this weekend retreat Bodhipaksa will break down the components of the dhyana experience and introduce a step-by-step approach to cultivating it. You may or may not experience dhyana on this retreat, but you’ll certainly move in that direction and will come away with a whole new bunch of meditation skills!

If you’d prefer not to book through Evenbrite you may email info@aryaloka.org to make other arrangements. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

painting detail from Fahai Temple mural, China

Register for the event here

Led by: DH Bodhipaksa
Times: June 27 and 28, 9:30-12:30 both days
Venue: Zoom
Fee: By Donation $1-$200 suggested
Level: Experienced
Directions: N/A

* At Aryaloka, we strive to make our programs available to everyone regardless of their financial circumstances. Our fee structure allows you to pay according to your means. The Sustaining price is for people comfortably paying their rent or mortgage, and who can afford the occasional meal out and movie. The Sustaining price level also helps Aryaloka offer lower prices to those who could otherwise not afford to attend. Any payment above this price is a tax-deductible donation. Mid-Level prices are for those who have a regular income and are paying their mortgage or rent. Prices at this level contribute to the range of Aryaloka’s operating costs. The Base-Level price is for those without an income or with an income low enough that making ends meet is a challenge. Those whose circumstances are not included above can call the office to arrange alternate pricing.

* Retreat participants are asked to work together to prepare and clean up after meals and to help with general cleanup at the end of the retreat.


June 27 @ 9:30 am
June 28 @ 12:30 pm
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