An introduction to Buddhist terms and concepts for the practice of shamatha. Guided meditation on the Buddha.
Series: Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat (2010)
A series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2010.
Explaining the practices to make the body and mind relaxed. Further details on visualization of the Buddha. Elaborating on the mental factors of concentration.
Explanation of the necessary external and internal factors to be familiar with in preparation for doing a formal concentration retreat.
A teaching on three of the five hindrances and applying their antidotes.
Preparing for death through our Dharma practices, and the remaining hindrances to concentration and their antidotes.