Structuring the meditation session

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Part of a series of teachings given during the 3-day online Meditative Concentration Retreat at Sravasti Abbey from September 5 to 7, 2020.

  • Six preliminary practices before meditation
  • The importance of purification and merit
  • Why the goal-oriented approach to spiritual practice doesn’t work
  • Visualizing the Buddha
  • Mini-sessions with breaks
  • Keeping the mind balanced
  • The five hindrances to developing concentration
  • Nagarjuna’s analogy for the hindrance of sensual desire
04 Concentration Retreat: Structuring the Meditation Session 09-06-20

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