Training in Concentration: Silent Tranquil abiding retreat
Thursday, March 7 - Sunday, March 10
with Kelsang Tabkay, Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix
“Eliminating the distractions of my mind completely,
Observing and holding a single object of meditation with mindfulness,
And preventing the obstacles of mental sinking and mental excitement from arising,
In this way, I will control my mind with clear and joyful meditation.” ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
This silent meditation retreat is a special opportunity to go deeper in your meditation practice. To attain a state of perfect concentration, or tranquil abiding, we need to focus on just one object of meditation, gradually improving our ability to hold it single-pointedly. One of the most conducive conditions of this retreat is the practice of observing silence. Observing silence enables the mind to become very peaceful and concentrated in a relatively short period of time and enables a far greater degree of control over distractions and delusions. In this way observing silence in retreat greatly accelerates our spiritual development.
These sessions will be self guided to allow participants to develop their mindfulness with their object of tranquil abiding meditation. The retreat will begin with an introduction with Kelsang Tabkay on Thursday evening and will end mid day on Sunday.
This retreat is offered by Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix. For more information and to register, please click on the button above.If you have any other questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org