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The Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation Paperback – December 30, 2008
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"The Experience of Samadhi provides a wonderfully broad overview of the role of concentration in Buddhist meditation as well as in-depth exploration of meditative experience. This book is a valuable and inspiring resource."—Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma and A Heart Full of Peace
"This book will be strongly welcomed not only by all those who sit on the meditation cushion but also by many who want to know about the experiences of meditative concentration and unification of the mind. It will be a classic, a manual and resource book lasting for generations. This is a five-star book. Actually, six stars."—Christopher Titmuss, author of An Awakened Life
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This book put most of my questions to bed finally! I am so thankful someone did this!!!
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Don't pick this up expecting a primer on how to meditate. Instead, this is about a history of concentration meditation that is incredibly technical. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ross Avilla
Richard Shankman's book looks in depth at Buddhist meditation. specifically at Samadhi in the pali texts: Samadhi in the pali sutras, jhana in the pali sutra and Samadhi in the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joseph L. Kolb
Samadhi is a rock!
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Samadhi is Peter!
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The author has researched the topic very well from the aspect of the early texts and the commentaries, also reflectin on personal experience. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Dhammadarsa Bhikkhu
Robert writes in a clear and thorough way that enhances our understanding of samadhi, which is so much more than "concentration", which is the usual translation of the word. Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Peter Strong