What do we teach at PATVDH? We emphasize on the teaching and training of both Samatha and Vipassanā meditation – the practice of the Noble Eight Fold Path leading to the cessation of suffering, Nibbāna.
Samatha is the development of concentration, and Vipassanā is the development of wisdom. Samatha is a very important foundation for Vipassanā. In the Khandha Saṁyutta and Sacca Saṁyutta, The Buddha says:
Samādhiṁ, bhikkhave, bhāvetha.
Samāhito, bhikkhave, bhikkhu yathābhutaṁ pajānāti.
(Bhikkhus, cultivate concentration.
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