1019 E Main St #202
Bozeman, MT 59715
An Evening with Leigh Brasington
“An Introduction to Right View/Right Understanding”
Friday, September 9th
7:00 – 9:15 pm
Understanding is the First Step: The Teachings on Right View/Right Understanding are the first given in the Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path. During this evening we will examine the Buddha’s teachings on both Right View and Wrong View in order to get a better understanding of exactly what he meant by this very important topic. This evening will mix sitting practice and looking closely at various suttas on the topic. There will also be ample time for questions & answers and discussion.
No prior experience or registration is required for this evening. It is appropriate for both beginners and experienced meditators. It is offered freely by the Dharma Center and by Leigh. As is the Buddhist custom, we will collect Dana – a voluntary offering in gratitude for the teachings, which is anonymous and of whatever amount feels right to each person making. Please bring cash or a check to participate in this offering for Leigh to support his teachings.
And on Saturday….
Leigh visits Bozeman to offer this Friday evening program and a day-long retreat on deepening concentration on Saturday, September 10th. For more information on the Saturday retreat, please click here to go to the retreat listing.
About Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington has been practicing meditation since 1985 and is the senior American student of the late Ven. Ayya Khema. Leigh began assisting Ven. Ayya Khemma in 1994, and began teaching retreats on his on in 1997. He teaches in Europe and North America and is the author of the book Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas. He is regarded as one of the foremost teachers on Jhana Concentration. We are extremely fortunate that he is coming to Bozeman. Find more about Leigh’s teaching schedule, and much more information on his website here…
About Leigh’s Book
The Buddhist jhanas—successive states of deep focus or meditative absorbtion–demystified. A very practical guidebook for meditators for navigating their way through these states of bliss and concentration.
One of the elements of the Eightfold Path the Buddha taught is Right Concentration: the one-pointedness of mind that, together with ethics, livelihood, meditation, and so forth, leads to the ultimate freedom from suffering. The Jhanas are the method the Buddha himself taught for achieving Right Concentration. They are a series of eight successive states, beginning with bliss and moving on toward radically nonconceptual states. The fact that they can usually be achieved only during prolonged meditation retreat tends to keep them shrouded in mystery. Leigh Brasington is here to unshroud them. He takes away the mystique and gives instructions for them in plain, accessible language, noting the various pitfalls to avoid along the way, and then providing a wealth of material on the theory of jhana practice–all geared toward the practitioner rather than the scholar.