Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and a published author. He founded the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation website in 2001. Bodhipaksa has published many guided meditation CDs and guided meditation MP3s.

He teaches at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire. You can follow Bodhipaksa on Twitter, join him on Facebook, or hang out with him on .

Knowing the mind of the Buddha

Monday, 22 July 2019 to Friday, 2 August 2019 2019

Gautama became Buddha by awakening to a radically different way of perceiving himself and the world, attaining a perspective that freed him from the pain that comes from the unenlightened mind’s faulty assumptions about who we are and how peace can be found. On this retreat we’ll explore how both shamatha and vipashyana practices can help us to see as the Buddha did — to know the mind of the Buddha.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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Metta, Awakening the Heart

Friday, 27 July 2018 to Friday, 3 August 2018 2018

These is a meditation retreat and will be conducted mostly in silence. They will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.  

These retreats are suitable for people who have been on retreat before and who have a regular meditation practice.  They are more intensive than introductory retreats.

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dhyana and insight

Friday, 4 August 2017 to Friday, 11 August 2017 2017

Dhyana is a meditative state of effortless concentration, calm, pleasure, and joy. It’s traditionally regarded as an indispensable prerequisite for Awakening.  It’s also a source of despondency - if you don’t know how to get there! On this retreat, Bodhipaksa will guide us step-by-step guide into the experience of Dhyana, and show how it can be a basis for Insight.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

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a love as deep as the world

Friday, 24 July 2015 to Friday, 31 July 2015 2015

Enjoy Bodhipaksa's unique take on the "divine abidings" — four inspiring and transformative practices that progressively expand our sphere of concern to include all beings. In cultivating kindness (metta), compassion (karuna), joyful appreciation (mudita), and loving with wisdom (upekkha), we develop an unselfish concern as deep as the world itself: a love that leads, ultimately, to awakening.

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