Meditation on Breathing Retreat with Bonni Ross, Jan 2015
Developing Tranquility and Insight
We live; we breathe. As long as we can breathe, and know we are breathing, we can practice. Anapanasati is an accessible, profound meditation that is a complete path in itself.
One-pointedness of mind is the fundamental skill on which all of Sakyamuni Buddha’s practices rest. Beginning with exploration of the three stages of concentration, we will cultivate tranquility of mind. Deepening calm leads, in a natural process, to developing the skills which support vipassana; direct experience or insight into the nature of mind and the noble truths of the Path of Awakening.
This practice is open to all, and care will be taken to develop the meditative skills of all
who attend. Participants should be in reasonably good physical and emotional health.
Preference will be given to those attending the full retreat. Those able to come for shorter periods must begin at the beginning.