Meditation

Meditation by Ajahn Jayasaro

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Meditation by Ajahn Jayasaro

This is a very good series of short video clips by Ajahn Jayasaro covering important aspects of meditation: Meditation by Ajahn Jayasaro.

About Ajahn Jayasaro: Ajahn Jayasaro joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the rains retreat as an anagarika in 1978. In November of that year he left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand where he ordained as a novice in the following year, and as a bhikkhu in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Chah as his preceptor. From 1997 until 2002 Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of the International Forest Monastery (Wat Pah Nanachat). He now lives in a hermitage at the foot of the Kow Yai mountains, Nakornrajasrima, Thailand.

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Ven. Gunaratana on Samatha & Vipassanā

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What is samatha-vipassanā? (Pt 1):

What is samatha-vipassanā? (Pt 2):

Why do some teachers warn against practicing jhānas?

What are the benefits of practicing jhānas? (Pt 1):

What are the benefits of practicing jhānas? (Pt 2):

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Meditation Teachings by Ven. Ṭhānissaro

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These audio mp3 teachings by Ven. Ṭhānissaro are very clear and to the point:

A Recipe For Jhāna by Ven. Ṭhānissaro.

The Four Jhānas by Ven. Ṭhānissaro.

At Home In Jhāna by Ven. Ṭhānissaro.

The Safety of Jhāna by Ven. Ṭhānissaro.

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