Which book on Jhanas?

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Cláudio Cruz, modified 2 Years ago.

Which book on Jhanas?

Posts: 26 Join Date: 2/26/19 Recent Posts
I have been practicing Vipassana for a couple of years (Goenka and Mahasi) and recently got the book "The Mind Illuminated" from Culadasa. The book put me closer to the possibility of exploring the jhanas (something that I thought would be too hard before) and I'm really interested in learning more about it and using it as a tool on the path.

Which of the following books would you guys recommend:

Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas by Leigh Brasington
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017JJOXQ6/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight by Richard Shankman
https://www.amazon.ca/Art-Skill-Buddhist-Meditation-Concentration/dp/1626252939/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Richard+Shankman&qid=1551296411&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity by Shaila Catherine
https://www.amazon.ca/Focused-Fearless-Meditators-States-Clarity/dp/0861715608/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Focused+and+Fearless&qid=1551297160&s=gateway&sr=8-1


Thank you!

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Ben V., modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Which book on Jhanas?

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I read the three of them, but I didn't read TMI.

I would recommend Leigh Brasington's book. Very very practical.
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Jordi, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Which book on Jhanas?

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I read Leigh Brasington book and it helped me a lot with jhanas also is very easy reading, clear and practical. I didnt read the other books so I dont know!
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Stickman2, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Which book on Jhanas?

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No. 1 is proper good.
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Cláudio Cruz, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Which book on Jhanas?

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Thank you all!

Will try the first one.
Erin, modified 2 Years ago.

RE: Which book on Jhanas?

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Just wanna throw in my recommendation for the Leigh Brasington book too!

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