Right Concentration A Practical Guide To The Jhanas

Author: Leigh Brasington
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 1611802695
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The Buddhist jhanas—successive states of deep focus or meditative absorbtion--demystified. A very practical guidebook for meditators for navigating their way through these states of bliss and concentration.

One of the elements of the Eightfold Path the Buddha taught is Right Concentration: the one-pointedness of mind that, together with ethics, livelihood, meditation, and so forth, leads to the ultimate freedom from suffering. The Jhanas are the method the Buddha himself taught for achieving Right Concentration. They are a series of eight successive states, beginning with bliss and moving on toward radically nonconceptual states. The fact that they can usually be achieved only during prolonged meditation retreat tends to keep them shrouded in mystery. Leigh Brasington is here to unshroud them. He takes away the mystique and gives instructions for them in plain, accessible language, noting the various pitfalls to avoid along the way, and then providing a wealth of material on the theory of jhana practice--all geared toward the practitioner rather than the scholar.

Right Concentration

Author: Leigh Brasington
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083480302X
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The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called Right Concentration.

Right Concentration

Author: Leigh Brasington
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611802695
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The fact that they can usually be achieved only during prolonged meditation retreat tends to keep them shrouded in mystery. Leigh Brasington is here to unshroud them.

Focused And Fearless

Author: Shaila Catherine
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458783642
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Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration.

Practicing The Jhanas

Author: Stephen Snyder
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822825
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This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as jhāna practice, from two authors who have practiced the jhānas in retreat under the guidance of one of the great living meditation ...

The Mind Illuminated

Author: Culadasa (John Yates PhD)
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1781808791
Size: 69.65 MB
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The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage. </p><p>This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of ...

Wisdom Wide And Deep

Author: Shaila Catherine
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861718526
Size: 70.77 MB
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This fully detailed manual for the mind sure to become a trusted companion to many inner explorers.

The Art And Skill Of Buddhist Meditation

Author: Richard Shankman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626252955
Size: 76.75 MB
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This book also discusses the most common experiences that can arise as the meditation process unfolds, and will help you find the approaches and techniques that work best for you.

The Path To Nibbana

Author: David C. Johnson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483594548
Size: 80.83 MB
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This book will guide you from the beginning stages to the highest attainments laid out clearly and concisely. Many previous students’ experiences have been compiled and researched to create the basis for this book.

In This Very Life

Author: U Pandita
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861713117
Size: 56.37 MB
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Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita shows us that freedom is as immediate as breathing, as fundamental as a footstep. In this book he describes the path of the Buddha and calls all of us to that heroic journey of liberation.