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Tina Rasmussen's Dharma Talks
Tina Rasmussen
Tina Rasmussen, Ph.D., began meditating at age 13, and has practiced in the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions for 30+ years. In 2003, she completed a year-long solo retreat, and was later ordained as a Buddhist nun and authorized to teach by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw. Tina has been studied by Yale Neuroscience Lab, and is the co-author of Practicing the Jhanas, as well as several books on human potential, and works with students worldwide. For more info visit LuminousMindSangha.com.
2014-03-01 Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong Part 1 50:06
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-02-02 What is Purification of Mind? 1:15:05
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Introduction to Concentration Meditation
2013-02-02 What is the Samatha Practice (Concentration Meditation)? 39:42
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Introduction to Concentration Meditation
2012-01-14 Differences Between Samatha and Vipassana 28:36
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: differences between the practices, useful ways to work with hindrances.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2012-01-14 What is Samatha / Concentration Meditation? 39:57
This talk includes: The three stages of Buddhist practice, what is samatha, which is concentration.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2012-01-14 What's Compelling about the Concentration / Samatha Practice? 40:20
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: what is compelling about this practice, reasons to do the practice, meditation instructions.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
2009-05-21 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 5: Actions that Support Practice; The Five Jhana Masteries; “Psychic Powers” 68:55
Includes: silence, breathing, timing, resolves; the masteries required in completing a jhana and moving on to the next; and what is meant by “psychic powers” and whether they are necessary; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various
2009-04-16 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 4: Skillful Effort 1:19:49
Includes: intention; surrender; persistence; Yin and Yang; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various
2009-03-19 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 3: How the Jhana Factors Neutralize the Hindrances, and Concentration Practice as Purification of Mind 1:13:58
Includes: Jhana factors overview; how hindrances relate to jhana factors; the role of sila / wholesomeness in this practice; how concentration practice leads to purification of mind; meditation instructions; and Q&A
Various
2009-02-19 2009 Monthly Sitting Group, Month 2: The Three Types of Concentration, and the Territory from the First Sit to First Jhana 63:51
Includes: What is concentration? The three types of concentration (momentary, access and absorption) and the differences between them; the progression of practice from your first sitting all the way through entering first jhana; meditation instructions; and Q&A.
Various

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