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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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The Radical Interconnectedness of Reality in Huayan

Serial: TL-00765

ADZG Sunday Morning,
Dharma Talk

Mahayana, Concentration, Balance, Attachment, Thich Nhat Hanh
Oct 09 2022

The Four Establishments Of Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Shikantaza, Consciousness, Concentration, Mahayana
Jun 18 2021

The Noble Eightfold Path

Right Speech, Mindfulness, Karma, Concentration, Four Noble Truths
May 28 2021

Zazen Instructions, Part 1

Zazengi, Non-thinking, Concentration, Samadhi, Echo
May 15 2021

Zazen Instructions, Part 2

Zazengi, Non-thinking, Concentration, Zenki, Samadhi
May 15 2021

Zazen Instructions A

Zazengi, Non-thinking, Concentration, Zenki, Samadhi
May 15 2021

Zazen Instructions B

Zazengi, Non-thinking, Concentration, Zenki, Samadhi
May 15 2021

Fukanzazengi, Part 1

Buddha Nature, Balance, Aspects of Practice, realization, Concentration
May 08 2021

Zazen Refresher

Posture, Instruction, Concentration, Beginners, Bowing, Chanting, American, Building...
Sep 04 2020

Dongshan Class 2

Five Ranks, Describe, Duality, Global Warming, Zazen Mind, Light-and-Darkness,...
Sep 01 2020

Dongshan Class 2

Five Ranks, Describe, Duality, Global Warming, Zazen Mind, Light-and-Darkness,...
Aug 31 2020

Living With The Epidemic

Transmission, training, Harmonizing, Bowing, Silence, Concentration, Bell, Separation...
Mar 07 2020

Fool in the Grass Hut: Poet-Monk Ryokan

Serial: TL-00651

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Desire, Beginners, Concentration, Separation, Bell
Feb 03 2020
ADZG Temple

Buddha's Enlightenment

Concentration, Dependent Origination, Heart Sutra, Birth-and-Death, training,...
Dec 05 2019

The Practice of Patience

Patience, Constancy, Blue Cliff Record, Cultivation, Concentration, Equanimity, Anger...
Nov 02 2019

Paramita of Concentration

Silent Illumination, Concentration, Intimacy, Aspects of Practice, Impermanence, Book...
Oct 12 2019

Master Ummon's Everybody has Their Own Light

Darkness and Light, Light-and-Darkness, Buddha Nature, Duality, Demons, Concentration...
Aug 03 2019

Daowu's Condolence Call

Serial: BZ-02687

Sesshin Day 4


Blue Cliff Record, Doubt, Teacher-and-Student, Birth-and-Death, Funeral, Lineage,...
Jun 22 2019

Nirvana the Waterfall

Oneness, Composure, Nirvana, Big Mind, Birth-and-Death, Practice Period, Commitment,...
May 25 2019

March 10th, 2019, Serial No. 00596

Pain, Posture, Intimacy, Observe, Concentration
Mar 10 2019

Birth, Death and Breath

Serial: BZ-02649

Rohatsu Day 2


Birth-and-Death, Concentration, Duality, Passions, Peace, Ego, Impermanence, Observe...
Dec 03 2018

Zazen and Creativity: Bohemian Rhapsody; Dylan's Blood Tracks Out-takes; and Dafoe's Van Gogh

Serial: TL-00557

ADZG Sunday Morning,
Dharma Talk

Letting Go, Zazen Mind, Dharma Transmission, Concentration, Commitment
Dec 02 2018
ADZG Temple

Eight Awarenesses of Great Beings

Serial: BZ-02632

Study Sesshin Part 1


Mindfulness, Tassajara, Concentration, Precepts, true dharma, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Sep 01 2018

Eight Awarenesses of Great Beings

Serial: BZ-02633

Study Sesshin Part 2


true dharma, Concentration, Mindfulness, Equanimity, Light-and-Darkness, Dependent...
Sep 01 2018

Just Me

Describe, Concentration, Instruction, Ordinary Mind, Gratitude, Rinzai, Aspects of...
Jul 28 2018

Priest Shexian and Fayuan from Eihei Shingi

Intuition, Diversity, Funeral, Commitment, Patience, Enemies, Concentration,...
May 26 2018

Samantabhadra's Cosmic Vision and Dedicated Activist Campaigns

Serial: TL-00520

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Concentration, Manjushri, Lotus Sutra, Peace
May 14 2018
ADZG Temple

The Therigata

Right Speech, Right Effort, Ordination, Humility, Mahayana, Discrimination,...
Mar 03 2018

Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Mindfulness, Equanimity, Concentration, Ego, Samadhi, Enthusiasm, Happiness,...
Nov 11 2017

Cooperation and Samadhi That Fulfills Self

Serial: TL-00485

ADZG Sunday Morning,
Dharma Talk

Separation, true dharma, Concentration, Chanting
Sep 24 2017
ADZG Temple

Prajna Paramita, the Lovely, the Holy

Not abiding in anything, including wisdom; helping without the idea of helping; practicing the paramitas without holding on to them; Buddha twirling a flower, Manjushri smiling is transmission in...

Perfect Wisdom, Transmission, Concentration,
Jul 08 2017
No Abode Hermitage

Heart Sutra

Serial: BZ-02552

Sesshin Day 1


Perfect Wisdom, Heart Sutra, Samadhi, Duality, Avalokiteshvara, Non-duality,...
Jun 07 2017

The Wonder of Playful Samadhi and Response to Climate Conditions

Serial: TL-00461

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Silent Illumination, Practice Period, Concentration, Peace, Letting Go
Apr 24 2017
ADZG Temple

Eight Aspects of Enlightened Activity

Eight Aspects, Discrimination, Right Speech, Concentration, Separation, Daily Life,...
Jan 07 2017

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02499

Class 4


Mindfulness, Equanimity, Cultivation, Concentration, Hindrances, Perfect Wisdom, Four...
Sep 22 2016

Five Hindrances and Seven Factors of Enlightenment

Serial: BZ-02497

Class 3

Mindfulness, Hindrances, Equanimity, Samsara, Concentration, Bodhisattva Precepts,...
Sep 15 2016

Turning the Light Inward

Soto Zen, Conversation, Instruction, soto, Observe, Concentration, Culture, Building...
Mar 05 2016

Plum Blossoms

Concentration, Dharma Transmission, New Year, Teacher-and-Student, Bell, Priest-and-...
Jan 30 2016

Suzuki Roshi Eko Lectures: 8 Dhyana Jhana

Serial: BZ-02451

 Rohatsu Day 4


Passions, Echo, Concentration, Anger, Karma, Emotions, Nirvana, Beginners, Aspects of...
Dec 02 2015


Serial: BZ-02450

 Rohatsu Day 3


Concentration, training, Diversity, Posture, Duality, Heart Sutra, Practice Period,...
Dec 01 2015


true dharma, Concentration, Posture, Teacher-and-Student, Samadhi, Daily Life, zen,...
Aug 21 2015


Buddha Nature, Buddha Mind, Don't Know Mind, Happiness, Nirvana Sutra,...
Aug 19 2015

Bringing Practice to Work

Berkeley Zen Center, training, American, Practice Period, Posture, resistance,...
May 22 2015

"Nonsentient" Beings Expound Dharma

Serial: TL-00368

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Practice Period, Heart Sutra, Book of Serenity, Concentration, Faith
Apr 13 2015
ADZG Temple

The Bird's Path and the Mountaintop

Serial: TL-00363

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Right Effort, Right Speech, Describe, Book of Serenity, Concentration
Mar 16 2015
ADZG Temple

Friday Zazen Refresher

Posture, Beginners, Concentration, Silent Illumination, true dharma, Happiness,...
Mar 06 2015

Upaya Chaplaincy Training

Bodhisattva Vow, Silence, Beginners, Four Noble Truths, Vows, Oneness, training, Non-...
Aug 30 2014

Practicing the Fullness of Space: Dogen, Environmental Awareness, Modern Physics, and the Bodhisattva Work

Serial: TL-00342

Dharma Talk

Daily Life, Bodhisattva Way, Gratitude, Concentration, Silence
Jun 25 2014
Upaya Zen Center

Suzuki Roshi's Spacious Meadow

Serial: TL-00341

ADZG Monday Night,
Dharma Talk

Balance, Big Mind, Concentration, Two Truths, Right Effort
Jun 23 2014
ADZG Temple

Heart Sutra Class

Daily Life, Heart Sutra, Duality, Concentration, Nirvana, Samsara, Ego, Interview,...
May 15 2014