First Thursday: Theory and Practice of Jhana (Concentration)

Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats
Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats
Public group

All Souls Unitarian Church

5805 E 56th St · Indianapolis

How to find us

Room 4, up the stairs on your left when you enter the front door to the church, on your right after the men’s rest room

Location image of event venue


As follow-up to last month’s discussion on Ch’an and Zen, both translations of dhyāna or jhāna, mind state of concentration, this month we’ll review what this means in formative (Theravadan) Buddhism and how to work toward awakening it in our practice.

The goal of Indianapolis Buddhist Meditation Retreats (IBMR) is to provide teachings and support for Buddhist practice in all traditions of practice.

On First Thursday we start with meditation at 6:30, followed by a discussion of individual practice issues and insights, announcements, and a dhamma talk and dhamma conversation.

Thursday meetups are held at All Souls Church that provide facilities without charging us. Dana or voluntary donations on First Thursdays will be donated to the church in gratefulness; on other Thursdays, dana supports IBMR’s programs that cost to organize, and scholarships for those in need of financial assistance to participate.

RSVP is encouraged but not required for attending Thursday meetups. Just show up if your schedule changes and you are able to come and join us.