June 1 - June 28

Shamatha meditation

How do we keep the focus?

Karin Recvelt

This is what you can expect

  • Lectures - in video format

    Each lesson contains a lecture:

    • Week 1: We are introduced to Shamatha meditation, an introduction.
    • Week 2: How do we keep the focus?
    • Week 3: Calming the mobile mind begins.
    • Week 4: We stay in silence.
  • Meditations - in audio format

    Each class includes a 15 minute meditation.

  • Notes on the meditation - in audio format

    Each lesson includes an explanation of the meditation and some reflection questions to explore your experience.

  • Sutta's audio format

    Each lesson contains a few lines from a sutta (= discourse) to frame the lecture with an original text from the Buddha or one of his disciples. The lines are followed by a short comment.

  • Home practice - in video format

    In each lesson, the home practice is explained on a video: a daily meditation, informal exercises and a contemplation to reflect on your quality of life in the context of Shamatha practice.

  • Found

    Each lesson contains written explanations, so that you can read the content again and let it sink in.

  • Live sessions

    In the live sessions, experiences are exchanged, substantive points are discussed and practised. Exchange in small groups is possible via break-out rooms.

    Dates: Tuesday evenings 7, 14, 21, and 28 June from 20.00 p.m. to 21.00 p.m. with possibility to extend until 21.30 p.m.

  • Support

    There is an opportunity to ask the supervisor questions online in the meantime, based on your experiences.

  • Online Sangha

    Online Sangha where you can exchange experiences, give reactions, ask questions and answer questions.

  • Looking back

    You can look back, listen to or read all parts (lectures, meditations, suttas, home practice, live sessions, possibility to proofread) during and after the course period.