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contents Acknowledgments__vii introduction: From Focused Concentration to Fearless Awakening__xi part i_the joy of the focused mind__1 1_Cultivating the Focused Mind__3 2_Joy of Seclusion__13 3_Happiness__23 4_Equanimity__35 part ii_preparing the mind for absorption__43 5_The Wisdom of Letting Go__45 6_Dynamics of Emotion__57 7_Effort, Ease, and Intention__69 8_Calming the Restless Mind__81 part iii_how to establish meditative absorption__93 9_Happiness and the Five Factors of Absorption__95 10_Access to Absorption: At the Threshold of Peace__111 11_Fearless Abidings-The First Jhana__121 12_Drenched in Delight-The Second Jhana__133 13_Absorbed in Joy-The Third Jhana__139 14_Radiant Calm-The Fourth Jhana__145 15_How Deep Is Deep Enough?__153 16_Summary of Meditation Instructions__163 part iv_doing the work of insight__167 17_Three Doorways to Insight__169 18_A New Way of Seeing__181 part v_experiencing the formless dimensions__191 19_Without Boundaries: Exploring the Infinite__193 20_Realizing Emptiness__211 epilogue: Fearless and Awake__225 notes__231 bibliography__241 about the author__243 index__245
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Meditation -- Buddhism.