This is open to all members of the community and is mainly a chance to deepen our understanding and realization of shamatha. The focus is on the first four stages of shamatha, which are the most relevant for most of us. There is no prerequisite for this intensive, except that everyone should have already received meditation instruction. Students who have taken Taming the Mind will have studied some of this material already, but a review in the context of intensive practice will only be of benefit. This material will also be deepened significantly later in the context of dathün.