Exploring the long-term purpose of shamatha meditation and the positive impact to everyone.
Series: Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat (2012)
The difference between arhats and bodhisattvas in attaining full awakening. The hindrances of sensual desire and ill will, and their respective antidotes.
A guided meditation session followed by the continued teaching on the five hindrances to concentration. How to counteract drowsiness and restlessness.
What mindfulness means in developing serenity, and an explanation of the fifth hindrance that prevents attainment of serenity, along with the antidotes.
The six conditions for doing concentration retreat, the five faults affecting serenity meditation, and the eight antidotes to apply.