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Leigh Brasington's Dharma Talks
Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington studied the jhanas with the late Ven. Ayya Khema, who authorized him to teach retreats on the jhanas. He was also empowered to teach by Jack Kornfield. He teaches numerous jhana retreats throughout the year, at venues that include Cloud Mountain, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Gaia House, Vallecitos, and Southern Dharma.
2012-10-27 Focus and Freedom: Introduction to the Jhanas 2:31:31
A workshop/retreat on the meditative absorptions (jhanas) and their relationship to mindfulness and insight practice. There will be periods of instructions coupled with sitting and walking meditation along with ample time for questions and answers. Although one day is insufficient to learn the jhanas, the workshop will allow you to learn about them and to consider whether you want to pursue this study further. For people who want to read more on Jhana practice, please go to Leigh’s web site at
New York Insight Meditation Center Focus and Freedom: Introduction to the Jhanas

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