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Gunaratana says that total loss of bodily sensation starts in the 4th jhana, Ajahn Brahm writes that complete absorption starts in the 1st jhana.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator’s Handbook by Ajahn Brahm

Also useful is the specificity with which he describes the kinds of problems meditators encounter and what to do to resolve them. Set up a giveaway. Books by Ajahn Brahm.

Satipatthana, if done correctly, leads to the acquisition of Jhana, mindfulnesd by the practice of Jhana Satipatthana will be completed. How Meditation Works By: It’s not just a way to relax, or to deal with life’s problems.

Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond

He gets into very deep meditative states and explains how anyone who wants to reach those same states of immense calm can do the same. No matter where we are, no mindfulenss what we are doing, we always have an immediate access to that inner stillness.

Sep 13, Yixuan rated it it was amazing. Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond is salted with the illustrative, often witty life stories that Brahm is well known for, and he uses readily understandable language to explain what some teachers shy from. It contains everything from his video taped meditation retreats beynd out in an organized and in-depth way.


Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: A Meditator’s Handbook

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life.

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Trivia About Mindfulness, Blis Rahula in “What the Buddha Taught”: In the greatest tradition of our beloved roshis and bhikkhus, it is also compelling and commanding. For those still confused over jhana and dry insight, let me just point out that without the power of jhanic absorption up to the 4th jhana at the very least to drive it, Anapanasati or any Satipathana method might only reach up to the first two levels of enlightenment – stream-entry or once-returner.

Never before has this material been approached in such an empowering way, by a teacher of such authority and popularity. In Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyondself-described meditation junkie Ajahn Brahm shares his knowledge and experience of the jhanas – a core part of the Buddha’s original meditation teaching.

Even though meditators are taught to not expect anything, since that represents an attachment, meditation should bring you joy and bliss, according to Brahm. Let me first step back and say that Ajahn Brahm’s teachings on meditation are the only ones that have ever worked for me.

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Ajahn Brahm plays up the blissful aspect of this path through the jhanas, citing many instances in the sutta pitaka where the Buddha explicitly stresses and praises the pleasant and happy nature of jhanas and their cultivation. Andrew David Charles Glauser Because of this, he appears to be somewhat controversial in the Western Buddhist community.

He holds a PhD in clinical psychology. The promise of bliss he describes in this excellent manual is elusive, but remains a compelling goal. Don’t you agree, that ANY one of these fruits are supremely rewarding to get, coming as it does with the iron-clad guarantee of final liberation? Full of surprises, delightfully goofy humor, and entertaining stories that inspire, instruct, and illuminate, Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond will encourage those new to meditation, and give a shot in the arm to more experienced practitioners as well.

Ajahn Chah then tells him, “If anyone asks you ‘Why? The fact is, there are different kinds of people with different capabilities of insight and with different potentials for liberation in the world. The Best Books of