Practicing the Jhanas: Traditional Concentration Meditation as Presented by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayada w

Shambhala Publications, 01.12.2009 - 160 Seiten
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 masters, Pa Auk Sayadaw. The authors describe the techniques and their results, based on their own experience.

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Nutzerbericht  - MyopicBookworm - LibraryThing

There are, no doubt, people for whom this book is a useful introduction to a valuable technique in meditation. I am not one of those people. The authors are dedicated students of a teacher in the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Good resource

Nutzerbericht  - dlestarjette -

This is a good resource on the jhanas but the authors in my view place too much emphasis on retreats in practicing jhana development. Nevertheless its a useful book if youre interested in learning more about the jhanas and samadhi meditation. Vollständige Rezension lesen


Foundational Understandings
Skillful Effort from First Sit to First Jhāna
Material Jhānas One through Four
Immaterial Jhānas Five through Eight
The Sublime Abidings and Protective
The Buddha as Our Role Model
Progression of Practice Chart
About the Authors

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Über den Autor (2009)

Stephen Snyder began practicing Zen Buddhism in 1976 and has had a daily meditation practice from that time on. He has practiced for twenty years with Western Zen masters. Stephen attended a two-month retreat with Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw in 2005. He attained the eight jhanas (as well as other practices) in the span of the retreat, becoming the first American male to complete this attainment in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw.

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