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Practicing the jhānas : traditional concentration meditation as presented by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw

Author: Stephen Snyder; Tina Rasmussen
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as jh'na practice, from two authors who have practiced the jh'nas 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Snyder, Stephen, 1957-
Practicing the jhānas.
Boston : Shambhala, 2009
(DLC) 2009017722
(OCoLC)316835885
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Snyder; Tina Rasmussen
ISBN: 9780834822825 0834822822
OCLC Number: 803974112
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, photograph
Contents: History of the jhānas --
Samatha practice: the purification of mind --
Foundational understandings --
Skillful effort from first sit to first jhānas --
Material jhānas one through four and related practices --
Immaterial jhānas five through eight and related practices --
The sublime abidings and protective meditations --
Four elements meditation --
The Buddha as our role model.
Responsibility: Stephen Snyder and Tina Rasmussen.

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This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as jh'na practice, from two authors who have practiced the jh'nas 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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