What is this?

Jhāna is the Pali word for meditation and can be translated as 'meditative absorption'. It is a particular form of meditative stabilization, where the quality of concentration deepens to the point of allowing for a sense of peace, joy, or other naturally arising states to manifest. The quality of 'jhānic' experience involves having a clarity and vividness of perception, where phenomena can be seen in vivid detail, without any sense of effort or strain. By stabilizing and deepening into meditative practice, the vipassana or insight practices can be undertaken more effectively.

See also: insight meditation, dependent origination, samadhi practice, metta practice

The Fifth Jhana (The Realm of Infinite Space) - (Practising the Jhānas) 14 mentions

An Introduction to the Jhanas - (Practising the Jhānas) 13 mentions

Orienting to This Jhana Retreat - (Practising the Jhānas) 13 mentions

The Sixth Jhana (The Realm of Infinite Consciousness) - (Practising the Jhānas) 11 mentions

The Seventh Jhana (The Realm of Nothingness) - (Practising the Jhānas) 11 mentions

A Hidden Treasure: The Relationship with the Hindrances - (Practising the Jhānas) 11 mentions

Q & A, and Short Talk - (Practising the Jhānas) 9 mentions

The Third Jhana - (Practising the Jhānas) 9 mentions

True to Your Deepest Desires (Talk and Short Guided Meditation) - (Practising the Jhānas) 9 mentions

Jhana Practice - (Samatha Meditation) 8 mentions