17 May 2022


10:00 am - 10:45 am



Weekly Shamatha (Tranquillity) Meditation Practice

Join us for a weekly shamatha (tranquillity) meditation. 

This practice is suitable for beginners and regular practitioners alike and is an opportunity to practice together with a group online. Classes include a short introduction to the method as well as an opportunity to ask questions and seek guidance afterwards.

What is Shamatha?

The purpose of shamatha is to achieve advanced states of samadhi, or meditative concentration, where one is able to focus unwavering attention on a single object. The Buddha strongly emphasized the importance of achieving shamatha in order to achieve personal liberation. Shamatha is, therefore, an indispensable practice for a Buddhist. The transformative power of Buddhist meditation occurs when we’ve cultivated the stability and vividness of shamatha, and use it for the purposes of vipashyana (insight practice). 

Why Shamatha practice?
How to Join

These practice sessions are held on Insight Timer Live. You have the opportunity to ask questions about your practice in the comments which David will answer at the end of the session. 

Go to Samadhi’s Insight Timer page on the website or the app to see all ongoing and upcoming Live Events. You can set a reminder for upcoming events by clicking the event you want to join, then select Add to Calendar or the Notify me button.

Suggested Reading

The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind by B. Alan Wallace

Our weekly shamatha sessions are based on the meditations and explanations found in this book. 

“Beginning by pointing out the ill effects that follow from our inability to focus, Wallace moves on to explore a systematic path of meditation (shamatha) to deepen our capacity for deep concentration. The result is an exciting, rewarding “expedition of the mind,” tracing everything from the confusion at the bottom of the trail to the extraordinary clarity and power that come with making it to the top.”

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  • David Johnson
    David Johnson
    Buddhist Contemplative and Meditation Guide
    David is a Buddhist contemplative, meditation guide and retreat leader. He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi, an organisation based in the UK and a member of the UK’s Network of Buddhist Organisations. He teaches workshops internationally and leads retreats across the UK. David is passionate about helping people take back control of their thoughts and feelings and discover genuine wellbeing within. Read more.


Online (Insight Timer Live)
Online (Insight Timer Live)

Weekly Shamatha (Tranquillity) Meditation Practice


17 May 2022