The Nine Stages of Calm Abiding – Stage One

Duration 30:14

This video continues the teachings on the Nine Stages of Calm Abiding. These are nine levels of concentration you can experience as you progress in your practice of meditation.

In this video, I explore some of the difficulties, as well as achievements, you can expect to have in this first stage of Calm Abiding. This first stage begins with you as the meditator – who having heard the teachings – is now putting them into practice. Although, this is a stage largely characterized by restlessness and having too many thoughts in your meditation, there are still important signs of progress that you will experience.