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The Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration of Buddhist Meditation Paperback – December 30, 2008
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"A balanced, intelligent, and indispensable guide to the range of Buddhist teachings on samadhi. Written by an accomplished meditator."—Gil Fronsdal, author and translator, The Dhammapada
"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
About the Author
Richard Shankman is a Buddhist meditation teacher with nearly four decades' experience in meditation practice and study. He is cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies as well as the Community Partnership for Mindfulness in Education. He teaches throughout the country at Dharma centers and retreats, including Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
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This book put most of my questions to bed finally! I am so thankful someone did this!!!
This book is especially good for those involved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
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