Haas Series Concentration

Access Concentration


A Six-Week Series with George Haas


 Thursdays Starting July 29, 2010

7:30 – 9:00 pm





To get anywhere in meditation you need to be able to really steady the mind and be present.

                                                                                                                                                  Daniel Ingram



Access Concentration (upacara-samadhi) means you have the ability to maintain consistent awareness of your object of meditation while excluding distractions. This first attainment opens the door to higher stages of concentration training (jhanas), and the path to insight (vipassana).


This is the ideal course for people new to, or at the beginning stages of their meditation practice. It is designed to develop concentration through simple and easy-to-do techniques. You will begin to understand the various paths to liberation through the Threefold Training: In Pali sila – morality, samadhi – concentration, and  paññā – wisdom or insight, and to help you find a strategy for your own continuing practice. Although this course is designed for those with a newer meditation practice, it is also appropriate for anyone who wants to pump up their meditation skills.


Cost: $120, plus dana to the teacher.


No one is turned away for lack of funds – scholarships are available.


Call or write to [email protected] for more info.


Reg Fees**

George Haas started down his path with a period of light-weight spiritual seeking (and heavy-duty drug and alcohol use). In 1978, he began a serious exploration of the 11th step in the 12-Step Tradition, working primarily with concentration to reduce the anxiety of living sober. In an effort to make sense of, and live with, the mounting AIDS deaths of the 1980s, Mr. Haas began walking the Red Road and reading Buddhist texts. Moving to Los Angeles from Manhattan in 1992, Mr. Haas began sitting vipassana at Ordinary Dharma, and reading extensively. In 1998, he began study with his current teacher, Shinzen Young, and Vipassana Support International. Mr. Haas is a Senior Facilitator at VSI and teaches in an irreverent style. He has been teaching meditation in Los Angeles since 2000.

**For info on the Supporter Discount, please CLICK HERE.

 This class will be held at 4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90029