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									Practicing the Jhanas
Author: Tina Rasmussen
Author: Stephen Snyder
Other: Pa Auk Sayadaw

This is a clear and in-depth presentation of the traditional Theravadin concentration meditation known as
jhana practice, from two authors who have practiced the jhanas in retreat under the guidance of one of the
great living meditation masters, Pa Auk Sayadaw. The authors describe the techniques and their results,
based on their own experience.
Author Bio
Tina Rasmussen
Tina Rasmussen has been practicing meditation intensively since 1976. In 2005, she attended a two-
month jhana retreat with Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw, who ordained her as a Theravada Buddhist nun. During
the retreat, Tina became the first American and the first Western woman to complete the eight jhanas (as
well as other practices) in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw.<br/>

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