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The Experience of Samadhi by Richard Shankman
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Dec 30, 2008 | ISBN 9781590305218

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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

“A comprehensive study of the state of deep concentration known as samadhi. One of the most helpful aspects of the book is the clear distinction between ‘mindfulness’ and ‘concentration,’ two terms that are often only vaguely defined in primary sources. The book provides an alternative perspective for Zen students and a corrective for those who misunderstand Zen as a ‘short-cut’ method which obviates the need for deep concentration.”—Mountain Record  

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

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