Importance of motivation for concentration/meditation to lead us to liberation and enlightenment.
Series: Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat (2013)
A series of teachings given during the Developing Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in 2013.
Cultivating the conditions needed to gain shamatha. Physical posture and how to structure a meditation session. Explaining the preliminary practices.
The two mental factors crucial for concentration. Developing meditative stabilization grounded on renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom.
Explaining the mental factors that interfere with our concentration, how they are related and prompt one another, and the first method to deal with them.
The methods for dealing with the hindrances to concentration and the mental factors to be developed in progression on shamatha.