Discover Shamatha Meditation

Join internationally renowned Buddhist teacher, Glen Svensson, to discover the theory and practice of Buddhist shamatha meditation. 

About This Course

In this four-day course, Glen Svensson introduces the practice of shamatha, the practice of cultivating a calm, clear and focused mind.

Over 12 sessions, we explore a number of shamatha techniques from the Buddhist tradition, including mindfulness of breathing, observing the mind, resting in awareness and merging the mind with space.

This course also discusses the qualities to cultivate in meditation, the tools we use, the faults that can arise in the practice and how to overcome them. Additionally, we cover the stages of progress in this practice using the classic nine-stage shamatha model.

Each session includes teaching and guided meditation, giving you a chance to explore the theory and also get an experience of each method.

This program is suitable for those new to this practice and those already well established in shamatha practice.

Course Format

This course is split into four parts, each with three sessions. Each session builds on the last, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding and enhance your practice over time. All sessions are in video format.

This course was originally recorded as part of a wider course with Glen Svensson, Shamatha, Vipashyana & Compassion Meditation. The other parts of this course are available to watch on our website. Discover Vipashyana Meditation. Discover Compassion Meditation.

What's Included

The Teacher

Glen has been a student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1995. He graduated from the seven-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (Pomaia, Italy) in 2004. Following this, he completed his studies with an eight-month retreat at Oseling Center in Spain.

Originally from Australia, Glen attained a BSc in IT at the University of Queensland. After four years working in Brisbane, he spent the next eight years working and traveling around the world. Having ‘bumped’ into Buddhism during his travels (“I read a book about Buddhism and it seemed so logical and many things resonated extremely well with my innate beliefs”), he attended his first Dharma teaching in Dharamsala, India in 1995.

Since 2005 he has taught and led meditation retreats in India, Europe, North America and Australia with a clear and structured teaching style emphasizing the integration of philosophical view, meditation and daily life conduct. He is a close student of Lama Alan Wallace and has served as his co-teacher on several of Lama’s eight week retreats. 

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