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.
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
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
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.
Includes: The three stages of practice (Sila, Samatha, Vipassana); The Buddha’s practice of the jhanas; Why do this practice?; and an overview of the path of practice as taught by Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw; meditation instructions.
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: overview of the Four Elements meditation practice; the history of the practice over the eons; the Buddha as our role model; inspiration for the practice.
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: purification of mind as it's own reward; what is purification of mind?; working with hindrances; the purification of striving; holding the possibility of attainment with maturity.
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: landmarks leading up to first jhana; how to apply skillful effort; overview of the jhana factors; and actions that support practice.