Jeffrey S. Brooks
American Meditation Master
is available for Instruction, Consultation and Sutta/Sutra Study & Discussion
Jeffrey Brooks, the founder of the Great Western Vehicle (an engaged western contemplative tradition), was a simple householder who studied and practiced ethics, philosophy and contemplative practices in his spare time for over 30 years. His contemplative lifestyle has been based upon a daily practice of ethical conduct, study and reflection, journaling and meditation. Through this practice path he has mastered the 8 meditative absorption states (jhana/samadhi), as well as many of the spiritual faculties (lokuttara balani), such as a pleasant abiding in the here and now (Di.t.thadhammasukhavihaaraa), knowledge & vision (vipassana), Out-of-Body (manomaya), clairaudience (dibba-sota) and recollection of past-lives (pubbenivasanussati). Jeff has since retired from the householder life, took up monasticism, went on a 3-year retreat, and taught himself the Sanskrit and Pali languages. He now teaches the contemplative arts and philosophy and translates Asian literature full-time.
While this retreat is geared to the advanced contemplative who is either interested in cultivating meditative absorption (jhana/samadhi) or has attained it and wishes skilled guidance, due to Jeff’s skillful practice of meditation and the associated attainments (phala) he has been leading several international peer-level web-based dialog groups in service to advanced contemplatives, thus he is qualified to advise students at any level of experience.
Discover the Joy of Meditation, Jhana
A retreat for understanding the 8th Fold
Contact: Michael Hawkins
P.O. Box 696
Boulder, CO 80306-0696
A 6 day Jhana Meditation retreat
May 23-29 near Boulder CO.