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Meditation at Ketumati Buddhist Vihara

At Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, meditation is an integral part of Buddhist practice. The Vihara offers regular meditation classes and retreats throughout the year to support individuals in developing their meditation practice.

Meditation classes at Ketumati are open to anyone, regardless of their level of experience. The classes are led by experienced teachers who provide guidance and support to help students deepen their meditation practice. The classes typically involve guided meditation, teachings on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and time for questions and discussion.

The Vihara also offers meditation retreats which provide a more immersive experience for individuals to deepen their practice. The retreats usually last several days and involve extended periods of silence, meditation, and teachings. Retreats provide a supportive environment for individuals to deepen their practice and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.

At Ketumati, the two main types of meditation practiced are Samatha-Bhavana and Vipassana-Bhavana. Samatha-Bhavana is focused on developing concentration and one-pointedness of mind. This type of meditation helps individuals develop a sense of inner calm and tranquility. Vipassana-Bhavana, on the other hand, is focused on developing insight and intuitive understanding of the nature of things. This type of meditation helps individuals see things as they truly are, leading to greater wisdom and insight.

Overall, meditation at Ketumati is seen as a powerful tool for developing greater awareness, insight, and wisdom. Through regular practice, individuals can learn to cultivate inner peace and clarity, leading to a greater sense of well-being and understanding of the world around them.