Focused and Fearless - Table of Contents

A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity


280 pages, 6 x 9 inches


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Introduction: From Focused Concentration to Fearless Awakening

Part I: The Joy of the Focused Mind

1. Cultivating the Focused Mind     
2. Joy of Seclusion    
3. Happiness 
4. Equanimity           

Part II: Preparing the Mind for Absorption

5. The Wisdom of Letting Go
6. Dynamics of Emotion       
7. Effort, Ease, and Intention
8. Calming the Restless Mind          

Part III: How to Establish Meditative Absorption

9. Happiness and the Five Factors of Absorption 
10. Access to Absorption: At the Threshold of Peace       
11. Fearless Abidings—The First Jhana    
12. Drenched in Delight—The Second Jhana       
13. Absorbed in Joy—The Third Jhana     
14. Radiant Calm—The Fourth Jhana       
15. How Deep Is Deep Enough?     
16. Summary of Meditation Instructions  

Part IV: Doing the Work of Insight

17. Three Doorways to Insight       
18. A New Way of Seeing    

Part V: Experiencing the Formless Dimensions

19. Without Boundaries: Exploring the Infinite
20. Realizing Emptiness      

Epilogue: Fearless and Awake        

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