9781611802696-1611802695-Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas

Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas

ISBN-13: 9781611802696
ISBN-10: 1611802695
Author: Brasington, Leigh
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781611802696
ISBN-10: 1611802695
Author: Brasington, Leigh
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Shambhala
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brasington, Leigh wrote Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas comprising 272 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1611802695 and 9781611802696. Since then Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.58 or rent at the marketplace.

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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.
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