This meditation retreat is held in the Thai Forest tradition. There will be long periods of instruction and guided meditation, alternating with shorter periods of silent sitting and walking meditation. This is a rare opportunity to receive extensive teachings from a master in the Thai Forest tradition in a residential retreat setting.
Ajahn Jumnian returns to California for his 11th year of teaching. Wise, humorous, delightful, this traditional Thai forest monk fills the retreat with his energy and lovingkindness. Ajahn Jumnian practiced and mastered various concentration meditations with well-known teachers in Thailand, trained as a shaman and healer, traveled as a wandering ascetic, and became a master of intensive insight meditation. As a teacher, he is extremely open and makes use of many methods. Yet no matter what technique is developed, he eventually directs the student back to the insight practice of seeing the true nature of their own body-mind process with compassion and freedom of heart. He invites all who come to discover the liberation of the Buddha here and now in their own true nature.