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by Adalbert
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

Since Jhana lite methods make use of multiple perceptions they are essentially a distraction Multi-perception techniques can still be a helpful preparation before deep samadhi. For example, low-concentration metta (i.e., when you visualise or verbalise, rather than focusing on the feeling itself) a...
by Adalbert
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Re: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

Since Jhana lite methods make use of multiple perceptions they are essentially a distraction. Jhana is of 1 perception and 1 perception only.
I don't see how that statement answers or is even relevant to my post.
by Adalbert
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?
Replies: 23
Views: 486

Using Lite Jhana to enter Deep Jhana?

I've been gone for 6 years and the Dhamma Wheel is still rolling :woohoo: Regardless of all the controversy and any other claims, it seems agreed upon that all the jhana states (be it Leigh Brasington's Lite Jhanas, Pa-Auk's Visuddhimagga Jhanas or Bhante G.'s Jhanas which seem to be somewhere in th...
by Adalbert
Thu Oct 23, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Urgently seeking jhana teachers in Burma and SE Asia
Replies: 32
Views: 5692

Re: Urgently seeking jhana teachers in Burma and SE Asia

I just realised the jhanas taught at Pa Auk are Visuddhimagga jhanas, which are probably out of my reach. Is anyone aware of teachers, monasteries or centres where I might study sutta jhanas?
by Adalbert
Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Urgently seeking jhana teachers in Burma and SE Asia
Replies: 32
Views: 5692

Re: Urgently seeking jhana teachers in Burma and SE Asia

Hey everyone, Sorry for digging out this old topic but I found myself in a position similar to that of OP. I'm now traveling through SE Asia and looking for a jhana retreat (probably about 30 days) in the area. Does anyone know of any monasteries other than Pa Auk? If not, I'll have to call them. An...