Samadhi Talks

Samādhi (Pali and Sanskrit: समाधि), in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and yogic schools, is a state of meditative consciousness. In many Indian religious traditions, the cultivation of Samādhi through various meditation methods is essential for the attainment of spiritual liberation (known variously as nirvana, moksha).

In Buddhism, it is the last of the eight elements of the Noble Eightfold Path. In the Ashtanga Yoga tradition, it is the eighth and final limb identified in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In Jain meditation, samadhi is considered one of the last stages of the practice just prior to liberation.

In the oldest Buddhist sutras, on which several contemporary western Theravada teachers rely, it refers to the development of an investigative and luminous mind which is equanimous and mindful. In the yogic traditions, and the Buddhist commentarial tradition on which the Burmese Vipassana movement and the Thai Forest tradition rely, it is interpreted as a meditative absorption or trance, attained by the practice of dhyāna.

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Shuso Talk

Serial: SF-01924

#shuso-talk Sesshin 1 Day 3 - Practice Period led by Sojun Roshi

Practice Period, Bell, Lotus Sutra, Blue Cliff Record, Silent Illumination,...
Jan 27 2005
Tassajara

Breathing In and Breathing Out

Serial: SF-00934

One-day sitting lecture: Book of Serenity Case 3, Anapanasati Sutta, Six Subtle Dharma Gates

Mindfulness, Dragons, Lotus Sutra, Concentration, Book of Serenity, Bodhidharma,...
Sep 18 2004
Green Gulch

Sunday Lecture

Serial: SF-04083

Anti-war activities. Suzuki Roshi's response to Lew's question "What is war?" Wrinkles on goza mat.

Suzuki Roshi, Zazen, Peace, Samadhi, Manjushri, Oneness, Beginners, Samsara,...
Mar 23 2003
Green Gulch

August 24th, 2002, Serial No. 01119

Precepts, Liberation, Delusion, training, Emptiness, Samadhi, Greed, Hate, Letting Go...
Aug 24 2002
City Center

Zen and Poetry Class

Light-and-Darkness, Silence, Freedom, Practice Period, Enemies, Bell, Precepts, Zoom...
Mar 26 2002
Green Gulch

Wednesday Lecture

Concentration, Suzuki Roshi, Subject-and-Object, Mindfulness, Describe, Zendo,...
May 23 2001
Green Gulch

The Whole World Is Medicine

Serial: SF-00078

"The Four Nourishments"

Practice Period, Teacher-and-Student, Samadhi, Continuous, Commitment, Passions,...
Sep 30 2000

January 15th, 2000, Serial No. 03934

Equanimity, Don't Know Mind, Daily Life, Buddha Nature, Samadhi, Impermanence,...
Jan 15 2000
City Center

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