By Richard Shankman
Dharmapractice contains a variety of clever directions and skillfulmeans. accordingly, meditators might be uncovered to a variety ofapproaches to the middle teachings and the meditative path--and thatcan be complicated now and then. during this transparent and accessibleexploration, Dharma instructor and longtime meditator Richard Shankmanunravels the combination of differing, occasionally conflicting, perspectives andtraditional teachings on how samadhi (concentration) is understoodand taught.
In half one, Richard Shankman explores the diversity of teachings andviews approximately samadhi within the Theravada Pali culture, examinesdifferent techniques, and considers how they could tell and enrichour meditation practice.
Part comprises a chain of interviews with prominentcontemporary Theravada and Vipassana (Insight) Buddhist teachers.These discussions concentrate on the sensible adventure of samadhi,bringing the theoretical to lifestyles and delivering a variety ofapplications of the various meditationtechniques.