Table of contents for Focused and fearless : a meditator's guide to states of deep joy, calm, and clarity / Shaila Catherine.

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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

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Meditation -- Buddhism.