TALKS & MEDITATIONS

Meditation: Cultivating the First Jhana

28 minutes | The jhanas are deep concentrated states that are pleasant to engage in. They are like flow states for meditation. The first part of the meditation cultivates a deepened focus and the second part guides into a light jhana state. There are generally four jhana stages. The first jhana is one of great pleasantness in the body, often called rapture. These states, when practiced, can lead to a greater sense of well-being. For more information, see Right Concentration by Leigh Brasington. Photo by RKTKN at Unsplash.com



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