This two-topic workshop will be on what has made Recollective Awareness Meditation a useful and insightful meditation practice for so many people. It enables calm states of mind (samadhi) to arise naturally, while at the same time allowing thoughts. In the first talk, Jason Siff will present how calm states can be cultivated into a more refined samadhi. In the second talk, he will go into seeing what drives our thinking in meditation and how certain types of thinking may subside, vanish, or be transformed.
You do not need to have any prior exposure to Recollective Awareness Meditation to attend this workshop. It will begin with basic meditation instructions and a 30-minute sitting, followed by the first talk and a tea break. Then there will be another meditation sitting, followed by the second talk. Jason will also give ample time for questions on the topics for the day, as well as any questions pertaining to your own meditation practice.
This is an occasion to hear a meditation teacher who has listened to, and read, the recounting of thousands of meditation sittings in detail. Jason Siff’s books include “Unlearning Meditation” and “Thoughts Are Not the Enemy”, both published by Shambhala Publications.
The workshop is intended for people interested in /with some experience of Recollective Awareness.
When: Sunday 9 June
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Buddhist Library & Meditation Centre, 90-92 Church Street, Camperdown, NSW.
Standard: $25 ($15 concession) + dana*
Additional cost: 'Dana' (act of generosity to support the teachers and the teaching). The workshop fee covers venue hire and travel expenses for Jason. In keeping with a 2,500 year old tradition no fee has been charged for the teachings. You are invited to give a donation to support David to continue his work.
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For inquiries, contact Gawaine Powell Davies (email) or phone: 0425-237-141.
About Jason Siff
Jason Siff Jason teaches an approach to insight meditation called Recollective Awareness – based on the principles of gentleness, permission, and interest. It emphasizes open awareness, and encourages the student to remember, write down and reflect on her or his meditation experience, and in this way, mine its insights.
The approach thus honors both the mindfulness and the recollection aspects of the Buddha’s original teaching of the ‘direct path’ to realisation.
Jason Siff’s long experience includes time spent in Sri Lanka as a monk in the 1980s. Over the last two decades Jason has been teaching retreats in the USA and Australia. Jason’s approach to teaching meditation has been enriched by his psychotherapy training. A number of his teachings are available at www.skillfulmeditation.org, the website of the Skillful Meditation Project where he is the guiding teacher.