Faculty - Faculty of Patipatti
Department of Samatha Studies
Samatha Department, another fraction of the Faculty of Paṭipatti, paves the correct way, to its students, of developing concentration, which is of a great assist to insight meditation. Learners, under this Department, get the opportunity to study in detail the forty Samatha meditation subjects mentioned in the Visuddhimagga. To render students with comprehensive facts regarding the subject the syllabus contains lessons on abhiññā, super natural powers as well. As tranquillity is only a means by which one purifies one’s own mind temporary, most of the lessons under Samatha teachings, at their end, instruct its learners to turn their attention towards insight meditation though which one attains the true emancipation, Nibbāna.