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Jhana Dhamma Talks

The cultivation of calm or tranquility and the development of concentration
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Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:23 pm

Hello

I'm creating this thread with the purpose of us all sharing dhamma talks about jhana, be they sutta jhanas or hard jhanas. Please, I ask you: no discussions about what jhana itself is and no debates in general. It's just a place for people to put dhamma talks they found helpful here.

It would be useful if people summarised the dhamma talk. :)

Can this be made sticky, even if just temporarily? That is, if there is little or no interest, it would be made "unsticky" afterwards. :)

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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:28 pm

This dhamma talk is by Ayya Khema. She describes the jhanas 1 to 8, how to get there (except that this part on the 4th is not possible to hear), what you do after each jhana and what insights you get from each jhana. In the end there's a bit of Q&A. It's a very good concise explanation of the subject, in my opinion.

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby Samma » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:31 am

Basic intro from Henepola Gunaratana

http://archive.thebuddhadharma.com/issu ... ration.php

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“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby BlindJoeDeath » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:13 pm

Thanissaro Bhikku talks with "Jhana" in the title:








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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:16 pm

At point 5 in this page there are four dhamma talks on jhana, including instructions.

http://www.leighb.com/talks.htm#jhanas
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:19 am

Please try to stick to aim of the topic, which is to post useful talks about jhana. Debates about jhana should go elsewhere, e.g. .

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:00 am

Oh my god... that was the best dhamma talk I ever heard. And now it's gone! :cry:

This is just a speculation of mine: I remember the talk seemed to be edited in some parts to conceal things that Ayya Khema might have said that were more delicate to talk about when you are a nun. Maybe that's why it was removed. But, again, it's just speculation.

Anyway, thank you. I will try to find that dhamma talk again. It is too good to be lost like that. Despite the emphasis on jhanas, Ayya Khema described the whole path, from access concentration to enlightenment, in that talk.

EDIT: to mantain my original intention for this thread to have little, to no debate/conversation, if I find the dhamma talk, I will edit this post and put the talk here.

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He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby SarathW » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:17 am

Great Dhamma talk by Ayya Khema:

This is the link for the first talk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X4o1Q2QP94
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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby dhammarelax » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:45 pm

http://talks.dhammasukha.org/mn-111-jt1-060220.html

I found specially helpful the energy adjustment on the nothingness jhana.

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Re: Jhana Dhamma Talks

Postby mirco » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:38 pm

Hi,
the Venerable Vimalaramsi commenting on Majjhima Nikaya 111 - Anupada Sutta:
"... one of my favorite suttas, it tells you exactly what's happening when you experience each one of the Jhanas."
You can listen to the audio and read along the transcript or watch the video.



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EDIT: Hadn't seen Dhammarelax posted another one of the M111 talks here.
Here is the whole list, so we don't need to put them all in this thread:
"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -


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