Wisdom Wide and Deep - Table of Contents

A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhāna and Vipassanā


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Foreword by Pa-Auk Sayadaw
Introduction: Approaching Deep Calm and Insight         

Section I: Establishing Concentration through Mindfulness with Breathing        

1. Clearing the Path: Overcoming the Five Hindrances   
2. Leading the Way: Enhancing Five Controlling Faculties          
3. Eleven Supports for Developing Concentration           
4. Beyond Distraction: Establishing Jhāna through Mindfulness with Breathing        

Section II. Concentration Beyond the Breath   

Introduction to Section II: Concentration Beyond the Breath    
5. Embodying Your World: Contemplating Thirty-Two Parts of the Body        
6. Expanded Perceptions: Ten Kasiṇa Circles      
7. Infinite Perceptions: Four Immaterial Jhānas  
8. Boundless Heart: Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, and Equanimity
9. Reflections on Death: Contemplating the Corpse         
10. Eleven Skills for Jhāna Meditation           

Section III. Discerning Ultimate Realities

11. Concepts and Reality: Penetrating the Illusion of Compactness      
12. Explorations of Matter: Four Elements Meditation   
13. Nature of Mind: Discerning Ultimate Mentality         
14. A Magic Show: Emptiness of the Five Aggregates      
15. Causes and Effects: Twelve Links of Dependent Arising      
16. A Thorough Examination: Recognizing the Characteristic, Function, Manifestation, and Proximate Cause        

Section IV. Realizing the Deathless  Liberation           

17. Liberating Insight: Contemplating Three Universal Characteristics            
18. Release from the Bonds: Ten Fetters, Four Stages of Enlightenment, and Sixteen Knowledges  
19. Of Lasting Benefit: Practice in the Midst of Daily Life           

Glossary of Pali Terms and Buddhist Concepts    
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