We learned that Ed and Jerrod both had NDE, and they both spoke of "jhana practice" rather than just meditation practice. It is good to demystify "jhana". NDE is not a common experience, and not all who reported NDE meditates in the Buddhist way. Rarer still are those who reported and shared true jhana experience. Anyone else out there who has similar experience to share?
An immediate question is: how does NDE help a yogi to access jhana. Furthermore, how might the combine experiences of NDE/jhana help a Buddhist to break the first three lower fetters and so enter the stream?