The inspiration for my teaching is to help people discover the direct experience of ultimate truth that underlies conventional reality, and then infuse life with an ever-deepening awareness of this mystery as it manifests in our everyday work and relationships. I have practiced meditation since 1976, and have been authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma.
Includes: What is concentration? The three types of concentration (momentary, access and absorption) and the differences between them; the progression of practice from your first sitting all the way through entering first jhana; meditation instructions; and Q&A.
Includes: The three stages of practice (Sila, Samatha, Vipassana); The Buddha’s practice of the jhanas; Why do this practice?; and an overview of the path of practice as taught by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw; meditation instructions.
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: overview of the Four Elements meditation practice; the history of the practice over the eons; the Buddha as our role model; inspiration for the practice.
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: purification of mind as it's own reward; what is purification of mind?; working with hindrances; the purification of striving; holding the possibility of attainment with maturity.
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: landmarks leading up to first jhana; how to apply skillful effort; overview of the jhana factors; and actions that support practice.