18 november, 2023
The retreat aims to help individuals learn foundational skills for establishing or enhancing their meditation practice. As a framework for the gradual development of attention, we use the most complete and detailed description in any contemplative literature – the ten stages of meditation.
We assist you in learning an hour of uninterrupted attention through a modern approach to the Elephant Path, and our goal is to help participants reach Stage 4 within three months. These ten stages are sequential. The stages start with a mind that cannot focus for more than a few seconds and culminates in a state of sublime stability and vividness that can be sustained for hours. One progresses through each stage by rooting out progressively more subtle forms of the two obstacles: mental agitation and dullness. The successful accomplishment of each stage is determined by specific criteria and is accompanied by a clear sign.
1. Directed attention
2. Continuous attention
3. Resurgent attention
4. Close attention
5. Tamed attention
6. Pacified attention
7. Fully pacified attention
8. Single-pointed attention
9. Attentional balance
The program starts with a two-day intensive retreat that covers the basics of meditation, including meditative concentration, walking meditation, and loving-kindness/self-compassion meditation. After the two-day course, participants will be given beta access to our new meditation app, trained on over 200 experienced elephant path meditators. The app aims to help you continue your practice at home, supporting your journey towards climbing the elephant path leading to improved attention and emotional resilience.
Check out this short info video from your host Carl himself.
You will also have the chance to engage in a Q&A with meditation master Bodhi, a former Neuroscientist and philosopher from UC berkley turned Buddhist monk for 20+ years. With over 15 years of silent retreat experience and more than 50,000 hours of meditation experience, his mind has been the subject of extensive research. He was ordained in the same tradition as Björn Natthiko Lindblad. We are happy to offer retreat scholarships to those who are unable to afford, please reach out to email@example.com to learn more.
You’ll have the chance to engage in a Q&A with Bodhi, a former UC Berkeley Neuroscientist and philosopher turned Buddhist monk with 20+ years of experience. He has over 15 years of silent retreats and 50,000+ hours of meditation. His mind has been extensively studied. He shares a tradition with Björn Natthiko Lindblad.
Carl Linden is a former finance professional who has spent hundreds of days meditating in silent retreat. Having discovered meditation through dealing with severe ADHD, he quickly realized the potential of the transformative effects of a deep meditation practice. Being impressed with the profundity of the teachings in traditional meditation literature, he quit his job in Finance to dedicate himself full-time to meditation and awakening. Since returning to society, his goal is to give an authentic presentation of eastern philosophy and deep-meditation practice in a modern secular way.
What is included?
This retreat is divided in two parts and hence does it not provide any accomodation.
Saturday 08 – 18
Sunday 08 – 18
Adress: Riddargatan 16, 114 51 Stockholm
No food is included in this retreat. You will have the chance to either bring your own lunch or eat out.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact us at:
This retreat will be held in English.
Invest in your health and give yourself an experience that will serve you well throughput life.
Partial payment via Klarna is possible for those who wish!
Adress: Riddargatan 16, 114 51 Stockholm.
In the heart of Stockholm, Frid Meditation is easiest reached by subway to Östermalmstorg to then have a pleasant 5 minute meditative walk in the city busyness.
We might find ourselves in one or two challenging situations that make us grow and learn! Although, you are as free as the birds fly!
Yes, everyone is welcome to this retreat!
Of course you can! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Come exactly as you are!