LEIGH BRASINGTON

Meditation Teacher

Oakland, CA 94602

Upcoming Retreats

Conferences Organized

Residential Retreats Taught

  1. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 9 - 23 April 2020
    Place: Cyberspace - via Zoom due to the coronavirus pandemic
    Sponsor: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.

  2. Teacher: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 21 Feb - 15 Mar 2020 (ended 5 days early because of coronavirus)
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  3. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, and Satipatthana
    Dates: 17 - 26 Jan 2020
    Place: Cyberspace (USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Buenos Aries)

  4. Teacher: Leigh Brasington and Mary Aubry
    Topic: Jhānas and Vipassana
    Dates: 9 - 22 Nov, 2019
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina

  5. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Insight
    Dates: 9 - 19 Sept 2019
    Place: Santa Cruz, CA

  6. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 16 - 29 Aug 2019
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  7. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 26 June - 9 July 2019
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  8. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Mary Aubry plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 22 Feb - 22 Mar 2019
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  9. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, and Satipatthana
    Dates: 18 - 27 Jan 2019
    Place: Cyberspace (USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Buenos Aries)

  10. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Insight
    Dates: 31 Oct - 9 Nov 2018
    Place: Galilee Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center, on the shore of Lake Tahoe, Glenbrook, NV
    Sponsor: Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community   Photo

  11. Teacher: Leigh Brasington and Mary Aubry
    Topic: Jhānas and Vipassana
    Dates: 11 - 21 Oct, 2018
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina

  12. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 14 - 27 Sept 2018
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  13. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Heather Sundberg
    Topic: Jhānas and Emptiness
    Dates: 17 - 30 Aug 2018
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  14. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Mary Aubry plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 23 Feb - 23 Mar 2018
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  15. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Insight and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 12 - 19 Jan 2018
    Place: Cyberspace (USA to Ukraine, Kalamazoo to Buenos Aries)   Photo

  16. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhānas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 16 June - 29 June 2017
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  17. Teachers: Leigh Brasington & Lloyd Burton plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 17 Feb - 17 Mar 2017
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  18. Teachers: Gil Fronsdal and Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Insight
    Dates: 21 Jan - 28 Jan 2017
    Place: Insight Retreat Center, 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Vipassana
    [I was ill during this retreat and only managed to teach the first day]
    Dates: 13 - 23 Oct, 2016 [The retreat continued by playing dhamma talks I had given in 2010]
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina

  19. Teacher: Leigh Brasington and Mary Aubry
    Topic: Jhānas and Vipassana
    Dates: 16 - 25 Sept, 2016
    Place: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, in the Tusas Mountains, 50 miles west of Taos, New Mexico
    More Info: http://www.vallecitos.org/events/jhana-and-vipassana-meditation-retreat

  20. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 19 Aug - 1 Sept 2016
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  21. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 29 May - 12 June 2016
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  22. Teachers: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 19 Feb - 17 Mar 2016
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  23. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 4 - 13 Dec 2015
    Location: Lisboa, Portugal
    Sponsor: Sagarapriya

  24. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 - 15 Nov 2015
    Place: Buddha Haus near Kempten, Germany   Photos

  25. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 16 - 25 Oct, 2015
    Place: Kruusila (near Helsinki), Finland
    Sponsor: Nirodha Ry

  26. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 18 Sept - 27 Sept 2015
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  27. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 20 - 29 Aug 2015
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  28. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhānas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 6 - 16 Aug 2015
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  29. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhānas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 17 July - 30 July 2015
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  30. Teacher: Leigh Brasington, assisted by Jay Michaelson
    Topic: Jhānas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 12 - 25 June 2015
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  31. Teachers: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 20 Feb - 19 Mar 2015
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  32. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 11 - 21 Sept 2014
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina

  33. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 15 Aug - 28 Aug 2014
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  34. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Wisdom Practices
    Dates: 18 - 27 July 2014
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  35. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Lloyd Burton
    Topic: Vipassana, Jhanas, Metta
    Dates: 5 - 15 June 2014
    Place: Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, in the Tusas Mountains, 50 miles west of Taos, New Mexico

  36. Teachers: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 21 Feb - 20 Mar 2014
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  37. Teachers: Gil Fronsdal and Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Insight
    Dates: 26 Jan - 2 Feb 2014
    Place: Insight Retreat Center, 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Cost: Dana

  38. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 13 - 21 Dec 2013
    Location: Quatro Ventos, Mafra (30 mins from Lisbon), Portugal
    Sponsor: Sagarapriya

  39. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 15 - 29 Nov 2013
    Place: Buddha Haus near Kempten, Germany   Photos

  40. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 11 - 20 Oct 2013
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  41. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 20 Sept - 4 Oct 2013
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  42. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 - 15 Sept, 2013
    Place: The Friendship Inn, Kruusila near Salo, about 100 km west of Helsinki, Finland
    Sponsor: Nirodha Ry

  43. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 19 July - 1 Aug 2013
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  44. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination and Jhanas
    Dates: 28 June - 7 July 2013
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  45. Teachers: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 22 Feb - 21 Mar 2013
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  46. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 28 Sept - 9 Oct 2012
    Place: Japan - Hinata Fureai Gakushu Center near Isehara City in Kanagawa Prefecture (about 50km from Tokyo)

  47. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas, Satipatthana and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 10 - 23 Aug 2012
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  48. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Wisdom Practices
    Dates: 20 - 29 July 2012
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  49. Teachers: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 22 June - 1 July 2012   Photos
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)
    Sponsor: Santa Fe Vipassana Sangha

  50. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 1 - 14 June 2012
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  51. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 10 - 20 May 2012
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina

  52. Teachers: Leigh Brasington plus Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 24 Feb - 22 Mar 2012
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  53. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination and Jhanas
    Dates: 8 - 17 Apr 2011
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  54. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 18 Feb - 17 Mar 2011
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  55. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 - 14 Nov 2010
    Location: Portugal   Photos
    Sponsor: Sagarapriya

  56. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 15 - 24 Oct 2010
    Place: Buddha Haus near Kempten, Germany   Photos

  57. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 1 - 10 Oct 2010
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  58. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 10 - 19 Sept 2010
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  59. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Lucinda Green
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 13 Aug - 22 Aug 2010
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  60. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 16 - 25 July 2010
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  61. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Lloyd Burton
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 1 - 11 July 2010
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos
    Sponsor: Insight Meditation Community of Colorado

  62. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 2 - 11 April 2010
    Place: La Salle Manor, 1 hour southwest of Chicago, IL

  63. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 19 Feb - 18 Mar 2010
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  64. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 11 - 20 Sept 2009
    Place: Ottawa, Canada
    Sponsor: True North Insight

  65. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 14 - 28 Aug 2009
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  66. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination and Jhanas
    Dates: 17 - 26 July 2009
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  67. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 5 - 18 June 2009
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  68. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 8 - 18 May 2009
    Place: Southern Dharma Retreat Center, Hot Springs, North Carolina   Photos

  69. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 20 Feb - 19 Mar 2009
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  70. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 10 - 19 Oct 2008
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  71. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 19 - 28 Sept 2008
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  72. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 15 - 28 Aug 2008
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  73. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination and Jhanas
    Dates: 18 - 27 July 2008
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  74. Teacher: Leigh Brasington, plus Mindful Movement with Linda Davis
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 26 June - 6 July 2008
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  75. Teacher: Leigh Brasington and Lloyd Burton
    Topic: Vipassana, Jhanas, Metta
    Dates: 23 May - 1 June 2008
    Place: Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colorado (about 30 minutes' drive south-west of Colorado Springs)
    Sponsor: Insight Meditation Community of Colorado

  76. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 22 Feb - 20 Mar 2008
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  77. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 14 - 23 Sept 2007
    Sponsor: Ottawa Buddhist Society
    Place: Ottawa, Canada

  78. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 17 - 30 Aug 2007
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  79. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 27 July - 5 Aug 2007
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  80. Teachers: Santikaro & Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Anapanasati, Jhanas and Dependent Origination
    Dates: 28 June - 8 July 2007
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  81. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 6 - 15 Apr 2007
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  82. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 23 Feb - 22 Mar 2007 (4 weeks)   or   23 Feb - Mar 8 2007 (2 weeks)
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  83. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 9 - 18 Oct 2006
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  84. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 22 Sept - 1 Oct 2006
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  85. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 18 - 31 Aug 2006
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  86. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Lucinda Green
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 20 - 30 July 2006
    Place: Rocky Mountain Insight, Colorado Springs, CO

  87. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 29 June - 9 July 2006
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  88. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 21 - 30 Apr 2006
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  89. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 24 Feb - 23 Mar 2006
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  90. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 19 Aug - 1 Sept 2005
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  91. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 29 July - 7 Aug2005
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  92. Teacher: Leigh Brasington and Lloyd Burton
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 23 June - 3 July 2005
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  93. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 22 May - 3 June 2005
    Place: Camp Samish, on Samish Island, about 20 miles south of Bellingham, WA

  94. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 1 - 10 Apr 2005
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  95. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 25 Feb - 24 Mar 2005
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  96. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 8 - 17 Oct 2004
    Place: Ottawa, Canada

  97. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 20 - 29 Sept 2004
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  98. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 9 - 12 Sept 2004
    Place: Idöborg - in the archipelago off Stockholm, Sweden
    Sponsor: Vipassanagruppen Sweden

  99. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 30 July - 26 Aug 2004
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  100. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 24 June - 4 July 2004
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos
    Cost: Dana

  101. Teachers: Leigh Brasington & Lloyd Burton   Photo
    Topic: Metta, Jhanas & Vipassana (PDF Newsletter with article about the retreat)
    Dates: 11 - 20 June 2004
    Place: near Denver, Colorado
    Sponsors: Rocky Mountain Insight
              and Insight Meditation Community of Colorado

  102. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 - 16 May 2004
    Place: Sierra Friends Center near Nevada City, CA
    Sponsor: Sierra Friends Center

  103. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 9 - 18 Apr 2004
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  104. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 12 - 25 Mar 2004
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  105. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 3 - 12 Oct 2003
    Place: Oakwood Farm, Selma, Indiana
    Sponsor: Tri-State Dharma

  106. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 1 Aug - 28 Aug 2003
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  107. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 26 June - 6 July 2003
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos
    Cost: Dana

  108. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 11 April - 20 April 2003
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  109. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 14 - 27 Mar 2003
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  110. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 20 - 29 Sept 2002
    Place: Gaia House West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  111. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 16 Aug - 29 Aug 2002
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  112. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Lucinda Green
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 13 - 21 July 2002
    Place: Rocky Mountain Insight, Colorado Springs, CO

  113. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 21 June - 30 June 2002
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  114. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 29 April - 7 May 2002
    Place: Spirit House, Woodacre, CA (near San Francisco)   Photos

  115. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 12 April - 21 April 2002
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  116. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 22 Feb - 21 Mar 2002
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  117. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 11 Sept - 20 Sept 2001
    Place: St. Augustines Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis, MS

  118. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 17 Aug - 30 Aug 2001
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  119. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 21 June - 1 July 2001
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  120. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Satipatthana and Jhanas
    Dates: 6 Apr - 15 Apr 2001
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  121. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 23 Feb - 22 Mar 2001
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  122. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 18 Aug - 31 Aug 2000
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  123. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 28 July - 6 Aug 2000
    Place: Rocky Mountain Insight, Colorado Springs, CO

  124. Teachers: Leigh Brasington and Michael Freeman
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 22 June - 2 July 2000
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  125. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 15 May - 25 May 2000
    Place: Spirit House, Woodacre, CA (near San Francisco)   Photos

  126. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 29 Mar - 4 Apr 2000
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass   Photos

  127. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema via video taped dhamma talks
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 18 Feb - 16 Mar 2000
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  128. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 Jan - 16 Jan 2000
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  129. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 24 June - 4 July 1999
    Place: Chupadero, N.M. (near Santa Fe)   Photos

  130. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 17 May - 27 May 1999
    Place: Spirit House, Woodacre, CA

  131. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 19 Feb - 4 Mar 1999
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  132. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 20 - 30 Nov 1998
    Place: Fayetteville, Ark

  133. Teacher: Self-Retreat, with video taped dhamma talks by Ven. Ayya Khema
    Assistant: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: States of Consciousness (Potthapada Sutta) Digha Nikyya #9
    Dates: 1 - 31 Oct 1998
    Place: Metta Forest Monastery, near Kempten, Germany   Photos

  134. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 30 Mar - 4 Apr 1998
    Place: Jerusalem, Israel

  135. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 6 Feb - 15 Feb 1998
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

  136. Teacher: Ven. Ayya Khema [Ayya Khema was ill and unable to teach this retreat]
    Substitute Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 18 Oct - 25 Oct 1997
    Place: Gaia House, West Ogwell, Devon, England   Photos

  137. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas and Satipatthana
    Dates: 7 Feb - 13 Feb 1997
    Place: Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (1 hour North of Portland, OR)   Photos

Assistant at Residential Retreats

Residential Study Courses

  1. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Dates: 8-10 April 2016
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  2. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Sutta Archeology: Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha
    Dates: 4-7 April 2015
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  3. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Gradual Training on the Buddhist Path
    Dates: 10-12 Oct 2014
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

  4. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 4-5 Oct 2014
    Place: Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, near Hanover, NH
    Sponsor: Valley Insight Meditation Society

  5. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Understanding is the First Step: The Buddha's Teachings on Right View
    Dates: 23-25 May 2014
    Place: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, Mass.   Photos

Non Residential Retreats Taught

  1. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Date: 7 Dec, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Sponsor: San Francisco Dharma Collective
    Place: 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

  2. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Dates: 15 June 2019, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Cambridge Insight Meditation Center ( CIMC ), Cambridge, MA

  3. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhānas
    Date: 31 May, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Date: 1 June, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Sponsor: San Francisco Dharma Collective
    Place: 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

  4. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Right View
    Date: 9 Sept 2016 -- 7pm - 9pm
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhānas
    Date: 10 Sept 2016 -- 9am - 9pm
    Place: Bozeman Dharma Center, Bozeman, MT

  5. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: The Gradual Training
    Dates: 23 July 2016, 9am - 5pm
    Place: Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St., Redwood City, CA
    Sponsored by: Sati Center

  6. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhānas
    Date: 30 Jan 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Place: Insight LA, 1430 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

  7. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: The Gradual Training
    Dates: 23 Jan 2016, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Cambridge Insight Meditation Center ( CIMC ), Cambridge, MA

  8. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 6 Sept 2015 - 10:00-5:00
    Place: King Alfred School, 149 North End Road, NW11 7HY, London, England
    Sponsor: London Insight

  9. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 5 Sept 2015 - 10am-5pm
    Place: Brighton, England
    Sponsor: Bodhi Tree Brighton

  10. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 24 & 25 Jan 2015
    Place: Open Door Sangha, Santa Barbara, CA

  11. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Understanding is the First Step: The Buddha's Teachings on Right View
    Dates: 17 Jan 2015, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Cambridge Insight Meditation Center ( CIMC ), Cambridge, MA

  12. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Dates: 15 Nov 2014, 9:00-5:00 Jhanas
    Dates: 16 Nov 2014, 9:00-4:00 Dependent Origination
    Place: Carson City, Nevada - Ascent Physical Therapy - Handicapped accessible
    Sponsor: Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation Community

  13. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Dates: 8 Nov 2014, 9:30-4:30 Jhanas
    Dates: 9 Nov 2014, 9:30-5:00 Dependent Origination
    Place: Nevada City, CA
    Sponsor: Mt. Stream Meditation Center

  14. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 2 Nov 2014 - 10:15am to 5pm
    Place: Santa Cruz, CA
    Sponsor: Insight Santa Cruz

  15. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 27 Sept 2014 9:00 - 4:00
    Evening Talk: Mindfulness, Insight and Jhana
    Date: 30 Sept 2014 7:00pm
    Place: Charlottesville, VA
    Sponsor: Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville

  16. Teacher: Leigh Brasington
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Dates: Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 - 10am–4pm
    Place: Vermont Insight, Brattleboro, VT

  17. Topic: Sutta Meditation Practices
    Date: 29 Oct 2013 - 10:00 - 17:15
    Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 30 Oct 2013 - 10:00 - 17:15
    Sponsor: De Stichting Inzichts Meditatie
    Location for both days: de Oude Viltfabriek, Arnhemseweg 47, Amersfoort, the Netherlands

  18. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 27 Oct 2013
    Place: The Dharma School, Brighton, England
    Sponsor: The Bodhi Garden

  19. Date: 27 Oct 2012 - Focus and Freedom: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 28 Oct 2012 - Understanding Is the First Step: The Buddha's Teachings on Right View
    Place: New York, NY
    Sponsor: New York Insight

  20. Date: 25 Aug 2012 - Basic Buddhism from a Practice Perspective
    Date: 26 Aug 2012 - Introduction to the Jhanas
    Place: Heart’s Rest Retreat Center in New Denver BC, near Nelson BC, Canada

  21. Topic: Dependent Origination
    Dates: 19 Mar 2011   9am - 5pm
    Place: Redwood City, California
    Sponsored by: Sati Center

  22. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 26 Sept 2010
    Place: The Bodhi Garden, Brighton, England

  23. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 7 Aug 2010
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Date: 8 Aug 2010
    Place: Portland Insight Meditation Center, 6536 SE Duke, Portland Oregon

  24. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Date: 26 June 2010
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Date: 27 June 2010
    Place: New York, NY
    Sponsor: New York Insight

  25. Topic: The Fruits of the Spiritual Life
    Date: 19 March 2010 - 7:15p-9:00p
    Topic: Deepening Concentration
    Date: 20 March 2010 - 9:00a-5:00p
    Topic: Dependent Origination
    Date: 21 March 2010 - 9:00a-4:00p
    Place: UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Sponsor: Westcoast Dharma Society

  26. Date: 5 Sept 2009 - Basic Buddhism from a Practice Perspective
    Date: 6 Sept 2009 - Introduction to the Jhanas
    Place: Heart’s Rest Retreat Center in New Denver BC, near Nelson BC, Canada

  27. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: Sunday, 9 Aug 2009
    Place: Vermont Insight, Brattleboro, VT

  28. Topic: Dependent Origination
    Dates: 14 Sept 2008
    Place: The Bodhi Garden, Brighton, England

  29. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 2 & 3 Aug 2008
    Place: New York, NY
    Sponsor: New York Insight

  30. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 14 - 15 June 2008
    Place: Moro Bay, CA
    Sponsor: White Heron Sangha

  31. Topic: Dependent Origination and Jhanas
    Date: 6 & 7 Oct 2007   9:00 - 5:00
    Place: Reno/Carson City, NV
    Sponsor: Dharma Zephyr Sangha

  32. Topic: Impermanence
    Date: 15 June 2007 - 7:15-9:00
    Topic: Deepening Concentration
    Dates: 16 & 17 June 2007 - 9:00-5:00
    Place: UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Sponsor: Westcoast Dharma Society

  33. Topic: Satipatthana Practices
    Date: 3 Feb 2007   9am - 4:30pm
    Place: Insight Meditation Center, 1205 Hopkins Avenue, Redwood City, CA

  34. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 9 & 10 Dec 2006   9am - 5pm
    Sponsor: Insight Yoga
    Place: 95 North Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

  35. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 17 Sept 2006
    Place: The Bodhi Garden, Brighton, England

  36. Topic: Introduction to the Jhanas
    Dates: 29 & 30 Jan 2005   9am - 5pm
    Sponsor: Insight Yoga, 95 North Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

  37. Topic: Right View/Wrong View
    Dates: 13 Nov 2004   9am - 5pm
    Place: Redwood City, California
    Sponsored by: Sati Center

  38. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 3 Oct 2004
    Place: The Bodhi Garden, Brighton, England

  39. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 3 & 4 Apr 2004
    Place: Washington D.C.

  40. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 20 - 22 Feb 2004
    Sponsor: Westcoast Dharma Society, 2224 Larch Street, Vancouver, BC V6K 3P7

  41. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 27 & 28 Sept 2003
    Place: Toronto, Canada

  42. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 26 April 2003
    Place: Reno/Carson City, Nevada

  43. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 5 & 6 Apr 2003
    Place: New York Insight

  44. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 18 & 19 Jan 2003
    Place: Open Door Sangha, Santa Barbara, CA

  45. Topic: The Jhanas: An In-depth Look at the Meditative Absorptions
    Dates: 26 Oct 2002, 9am - 4:45pm
    Place: Sati Center, Insight Meditation Center, Redwood City, CA

  46. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 1 December 2001
    Place: Modesto, CA

  47. Topic: Jhanas
    Dates: 10 & 11 November 2001
    Place: Arcadia Zendo, Arcadia, CA - near Los Angeles

  48. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: 19 Nov 2000, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Nevada City, CA

  49. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: 10 June 2000, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Nevada City, CA

  50. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: 10 April 1999, 9:00 - 5:00
    Place: Reno/Carson City, NV

  51. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: 27 June 1998, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Nevada City, CA

  52. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: 3 May 1998, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Marin County, CA   Photos

  53. Topic: Jhanas
    Date: Summer 1997 and Fall 1997, 9:30 - 5:00
    Place: Berkeley, CA

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