The Nine Stages of Calm Abiding – Stage Eight

Duration 21:43

Upon hearing about meditative bliss, nimittas and jhanas, it’s hard not to be fascinated by the possibility of experiencing them as part of your meditation journey. The good news is that when you reach the eighth stage of Calm Abiding, the doors to accessing these amazing experiences is flung wide open! This is when the bliss of meditation will finally arise and you could potentially enter the luminous jhanas.

In this video, I take a closer look at this bliss in meditation, how the nimitta develops and what you can do if it’s not stable or bright, and we look at different methods for counteracting the Five Hindrances, which are the biggest obstacle you need to tackle in this eighth stage.