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eBook é ePub The Experience of Samadhi An In depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation ç 9781590305218 ï Richard Shankman ï ➜ [Epub] ❧ The Experience of Samadhi An In depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation By Richard ShankmanDharma practice comprises a wide range of wise instructions and skillful means As a result meditators may be exposed to a diversity of approaches to the core teachings and the meditative path and that can be confusing at times In this clear and accessible exploration Dharma teacher and longtime meditator Richard Shankman UPDATE uite recently I encountered these lines which I believe are of great import to the definition of the concept of samadhiAccording to The Chronicle of Master Xuyun the Master had three experiences of longdwellingin samādhi—one for eighteen days and two of nine days’ duration Master Xuyunhas remarked that his eighteen day samādhi experience on Zhungnan mountain Dec 1901 Jan 1902 at the age of 62 was not intentional as one cannot enter samādhi with such anintention; but neither was it unintentional He used the Chan practice of ‘Observing the HeadPhrase’ to answer uestions about how to enter samādhi but he did not address the issueof surviving long dwelling experiences without sustenancein Abstract of An Inuiry Into Master Xuyun’s Experiences of Long dwelling in Samādhi by Huimin BhikṣuPresident Dharma Drum Buddhist CollegeProfessor Taipei National University of the Arts Gautama Buddha after six years of seeking the truth and Jhana by fasting and meditation found out he was feeble and emaciated He concluded that was not the right way SELF MORTIFICATION He took compassion for his body and fed himselfAs to Jhana he recalled he had had his first one a blissful state while a child near the rose apple tree Upon attaining Samadhi he endeavored to recollect past lives and destroy all sorts of taints The book offers a complete defining approach to the concept of Samadhi meaning UNDISTRACTEDNESS by recourse to the several texts of the various Buddhist traditions 18 distinct schools had appeared after Gautama's death as well as a section of interviews the author had with some teachers of meditation Some of the meanings of samadhi discussed are unification of mind and one pointedness of mind; yetsomehow as synonymousOf course recourse is made to the scriptural writings of THERAVADA meaning School of the Elders Buddhism the preminent school that survived to our days Those are the Pali Canon Jhāna झान from WikiIn Buddhism it is a series of cultivated states of mind which lead to state of perfect euanimity and awareness upekkhii sati piirisuddhl

ePub à The Experience of Samadhi An In depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation ò Richard Shankman

Enrich our meditation practice Part two consists of a series of interviews with prominent contemporary Theravada and Vipassana Insight Buddhist teachers These discussions focus on the practical experience of samadhi bringing the theoretical to life and offering a range of applications of the different meditation techniues A very comprehensive book for general readers as well as enthusiastic meditators The book is full of insights particularly the second part interviews with contemporary leading teachers Definitely worth to read again

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The Experience of Samadhi An In depth Exploration of Buddhist MeditationUnravels the mix of differing sometimes conflicting views and traditional teachings on how samadhi concentration is understood and taught In part one Richard Shankman explores the range of teachings and views about samadhi in the Theravada Pali tradition examines different approaches and considers how they can inform and A roadmap to those who are interested in samatha meditation Different beliefs different textual sources

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