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The Flavour of Liberation, Volume Three: Practice &hellip by Burgs
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5.0 out of 5 stars A True Treasure, 13 Nov 2012
This really is a unique book. I have read many books on this subject and also reviewed similar books on this site, but this book truly is something else. It sits in a class of it's own. There is nothing out there quite like it. Not only is it extremely thorough in its detail of the path of insight meditation it expresses the experience of the dhamma. It is like you can feel and touch the profound liberation that the practice brings. The insight and the practice comes to life as you read the book and there is nothing dry about it. The material takes you through the preliminary practices that you should complete before practicing Vipassana. There is then an extremely thorough account of… Read more
Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding (Seven Tre&hellip by Longchen Rabjam
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Timeless Treasure, 2 Nov 2012
This truely is an exceptional book. It is a profound transmission of the awakened experience and as such connects you to the domain that is beyond conventional reality. Most Highly Recommended
The Experience of Samadhi: An In-depth Exploration&hellip by Richard Shankman
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2.0 out of 5 stars Well put together, 2 Nov 2012
The first part of the book is more of a scholastic work that documents the differing textual sources of what jhana is and is well put together in these terms.

The next part is a series of interviews which are effectively discussions on why people have different opinions about what samadhi is. As such I would not recommend it for a meditation practice manual but more for reading and interest around the subject but be wary of some of what the teachers he interviews say about jhana. I think its worth making the point that you probably will not get much of the sense of the Experience of Samadhi like the title suggests but more a sense of the contemporary debate around Samadhi.

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