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Wat Tung Yu

Experiencing The Jhānas & The Four Stages of Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

Experiencing The Jhānas & The Four Stages of Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)
Experiencing The Jhānas & The Four Stages of Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – Nov 22, 2024, 3:00 PM

Wat Tung Yu, Rachadamnoen Rd, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

About the Course/Retreat

Experiencing The Jhānas & The Four Stages of Enlightenment - Meditation Practitioner Course (30-hours)

This course will help to develop a Student’s knowledge beyond the average foundational course focusing on guiding Students in deepening their understanding and practice of The Teachings of The Buddha to experience The Jhānas and The Four Stages of Enlightenment.

The Jhānas are preliminary phases the mind moves through prior to the first Stage of Enlightenment where the benefits of learning, reflecting, and practicing these Teachings start to allow the mind to experience “glimpses” of Enlightenment. Increased and improved qualities of mind are deeply experienced as the mind is entering the Jhānas.

Deep focus, concentration, memory, and clarity of mind are starting to be experienced in ways that did not exist prior to a Practitioner fully developing their life practice on The Path to Enlightenment. Once the mind has experienced all Four Stages of Enlightenment, all discontent feelings will be 100% eliminated. The Enlightened mind will no longer experience any feelings such as sadness, anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, fears, boredom, loneliness, shyness, jealousy, resentment, stress, anxiety, etc.

At the conclusion of this course, Students will have a deepened theoretical foundation while being able to deeply integrate and apply these Teachings in daily life that includes a solid meditation practice that leads to experiencing significant results to the quality of mind as it experiences progress towards the Jhānas and The Four Stages of Enlightenment.

Teachings & Discussions (Dhamma Talks)

  • The Eight Fold Path: The Path for All Humans to Enlightenment
  • Transforming The Three Poisons: Craving, Anger, and Ignorance
  • Understanding & Experiencing the Jhānas: The Light Bulb is Flickering
  • Understanding & Experiencing The Four Stages of Enlightenment: The Complete End of Discontentedness
  • Eradicating Pollution of The Mind: Eliminating The Ten Fetters
  • Training The Mind to Acquire Concentration: Developing Singleness of Mind in a Distracting World
  • Dissolving the Ego: Ego Serves No Purpose
  • Animal to Human: The Evolution of Our Consciousness
  • Eliminating Fears: Are You Really Scared?
  • God's Creative Action: You Have Free Will
  • The Five Hindrances: Removing Obstructions to Your Enlightenment
  • How to Determine if You Have Attained Enlightenment?

Meditation Practice

  • Meditation Instruction: Breathing Mindfulness Meditation, Loving-kindness Meditation, Meditation to Eliminate Sexual Cravings, and Meditation to Realize Non-Self
  • Meditation Positions: Seated, Lying, Standing, and Walking Position
  • Buddhist Chanting in Pali

(There are no prerequisites for this course.)

Class Location

Classes will be held at Wat Tung Yu (Thai Buddhist Temple) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Wat Tung Yu

Rachadamnoen Rd

Tambon Si Phum

Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200

Class Schedule & Dates Available

18-22 November 2024

9:00AM - 3:00PM

9:00AM - Chanting & Meditation

9:30AM - Teaching & Discussion (Dhamma Talk)

12:00PM - Lunch

1:30PM - Teaching, Discussion, & Practice (Meditation)

3:00PM - Finish

Learning Resources

This course is based on the book "Developing a Life Practice: The Path That Leads to Enlightenment" (Volume 1). You may prefer to read this book prior to the course. Printed books are available online or at the Temple.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing support for students will be provided through an online community.

Online Participation

If you are unable to attend this course in Chiang Mai, Thailand at Wat Tung Yu, you are welcome to participate through our live interactive classroom using Zoom or Live Stream.


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Live Stream





This course is offered at no cost. Donations will be accepted to contribute to the expense of hosting the course. All are welcome and no one is turned away for lack of funds.


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