with Mary Aubry
November 5 - 15, 2020
This retreat will emphasize the application of the Jhanas (Meditative Absorptions) as part of a regular sitting practice, in the tradition of Leigh Brasington and his teacher Ayya Khema. The Jhanas are a method of one-pointed concentration taught in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence and will focus on teaching the Jhanas for the purpose of enhancing insight practice. Several topics for insight practice will be discussed, including Dependent Origination and Emptiness. Mary will offer instructions, dharma talks, and interviews. Each day will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, lovingkindness meditation, and Q&A. This retreat is for experienced meditators with prior retreat experience. A regular sitting practice is required.
Mary Aubry began meditating in the insight (mindfulness) tradition and attending insight meditation retreats in 1993. She graduated from the Community Dharma Leadership program co-sponsored by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society in 2012. Tara Brach authorized her to teach residential silent meditation retreats in 2012, and Leigh Brasington authorized her to teach jhana retreats in 2016. Other than Tara and Leigh, her primary teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Analayo, and Rodney Smith. In 2014-15, Mary co-taught a year-long program in Washington, D.C., on Aging, Illness, and Dying. Mary teaches meditation retreats nationally and internationally…
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