Concentration or serenity meditation (samatha) is one of the three major practices of the Buddhist path, which also include sila (wholesome living), and vipassana (insight meditation). In concentration practice, we return our awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, thereby collecting and unifying the mind stream. Samatha practice is often […]
Dear friends, we are happy to share with you the beautiful interview by Nondualitymagazine with Tina Rasmussen, one of the teachers of the next purification of mind retreat in Italy. We encourage you to explore the Nonduality magazine website because it’s full of interesting interviews. Good reading! NDM: Can you please tell me how you first […]
Dear friends, we decided to share the audio files of the Metta retreat led by Ajahn Sujato in November last year. You can find them here. You have to download the .rar file and decompress it, then you’ll find a folder containing the mp3s.
We would like to share a beautiful Dhamma talk given by Pa Auk Tawya Sayadaw. The Sayadaw gives basic instructions on mindfulness of breathing meditation. Our two main teachers, Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder, learned this method of meditation under his guidance, during a two months long retreat in the US. The dhamma talks is […]
The objective of our Buddhist practice can be described in a brief expression, which we borrow from an esteemed Dhamma teacher. The art of meditation, the art of life. Meditation is in actual fact a true discipline of its own. It is at times quite demanding but very rewarding in return (spiritually speaking of course). […]
Dear friends, we would like to remind you that in a few days, enrollment for the guided retreat led by the Burmese monk Sayalay Dipankara will be opening. Hosting the great meditator in Italy is a unique opportunity and in the meantime we suggest you to view these thoughts on Dhamma and the practice that […]
We are delighted to inform you that the Theravada Meditation Group of Pistoia is organising a retreat at the Santa Maria Monastery in Ripa, Montecatini Alto, Pistoia. The retreat will be led by a Burmese monk Thabarwa Sayadan Ashin Ottamasara, a failed and disillusioned entrepreneur who has achieved a detachment from wordly interests choosing to […]