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Nirvāṇa ( neer-VAH-nə, -⁠VAN-ə, nur-; Sanskrit: निर्वाण nirvāṇa [nɪrʋaːɳɐ]; Pali: nibbāna; Prakrit: ṇivvāṇa; literally, "blown out", as in an oil lamp) is a concept in Indian religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism) that represents the ultimate state of soteriological release, the liberation from duḥkha, suffering, and saṃsāra, the cycle of birth and rebirth.

In Indian religions, nirvana is synonymous with moksha and mukti. All Indian religions assert it to be a state of perfect quietude, freedom, highest happiness as well as the liberation from attachment and worldly suffering and the ending of samsara, the round of existence. However, non-Buddhist and Buddhist traditions describe these terms for liberation differently. In Hindu philosophy, it is the union of or the realization of the identity of Atman with Brahman, depending on the Hindu tradition. In Jainism, nirvana is also the soteriological goal, representing the release of a soul from karmic bondage and samsara. In the Buddhist context, nirvana refers to the abandonment of the 10 fetters, marking the end of rebirth by stilling the fires that keep the process of rebirth going.

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Things Fall Apart

Impermanence, Posture, War, Aspects of Practice, Liberation, confusion, Practice...
Aug 07 2021

Six Paramitas

Patience, Heart Sutra, Precepts, Liberation, Concentration, training, Right Speech,...
Jun 18 2021

Beginner's Sesshin

Continuous, Mindfulness, Meal Serving, Heart Sutra, Vows, Bowing, Platform Sutra,...
Jun 06 2021

The Three Marks Of Existence

Impermanence, Nirvana, Four Noble Truths, Monkey Mind, Interdependence, Silence,...
May 29 2021

Practicing With Emptiness

Heart Sutra, Silence, Hindrances, confusion, Nirvana, Separation, Avalokiteshvara,...
Feb 27 2021

Problems, Prospects

Impermanence, Greed, Dharma Transmission, Gratitude, Nirvana, Conversation,...
Oct 10 2020

Hunger

Mindfulness, Four Noble Truths, Four Foundations, Lay, Bodhisattva Vow, Greed,...
Oct 03 2020

Public Dokusan 8

Nirvana Sutra, Buddha Nature, Happiness, War, Priest, Nirvana, Conversation, Anger,...
Sep 11 2020

Three Doors Of Liberation

Liberation, Intuition, Discrimination, Nirvana, Non-discrimination, Silence, Birth-...
Aug 15 2020

Public Dokusan 6

Six Realms, Teacher-and-Student, Nirvana, Politics, Zoom, Doubt, War, Sangha, Dragons...
Aug 14 2020

Three Marks Of Existence

Nirvana, Four Noble Truths, Birth-and-Death, Samsara, Constancy, Offering,...
Aug 08 2020

Being Bodhisattvas

Bodhisattva Vow, Vows, Happiness, War, Anger, Funeral, Lineage, Describe, Nirvana,...
Jul 18 2020

Public Dokusan 3

Nirvana Sutra, Birth-and-Death, Karma, Commitment, Nirvana, American, Platform Sutra...
Jul 03 2020

Ten Vows, Ten Practices, and Ten Cakes

Discrimination, Nirvana, Practice Period, Blue Cliff Record, Letting Go, Right Effort...
Mar 07 2020
AM
No Abode Hermitage

Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Non-Self And Buddha Has Reasons For Teaching Self

Addiction, Nirvana Sutra, Impermanence, Religion, Nirvana, Letting Go, practicing...
Feb 01 2020
AM
No Abode Hermitage

The Fire of Zen

Monastic Practice, Global Warming, Nirvana, War, Politics, Interview, Liberation,...
Jan 25 2020

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Samsara, Nirvana, Mindfulness, Posture, Interdependence, Mahayana, Passions,...
Nov 23 2019

More Poverty And Nobility

Discrimination, Lotus Sutra, Non-discrimination, Cultivation, Nirvana
Jun 08 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Man Up a Tree, Talk 2

Birth-and-Death, Buddha Mind, Renunciation, Ego, Big Mind, Separation,...
Jun 08 2019

Nirvana the Waterfall

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

Shoji Part 2

Serial: BZ-02678

PP Class

Birth-and-Death, Death-and-Dying, War, Subject-and-Object, Posture, Peace, Commitment...
May 23 2019

Shoji: Birth and Death

Serial: BZ-02676

PP Class 1

Birth-and-Death, Nirvana, Samsara, Buddha Nature, Six Realms, Impermanence,...
May 16 2019

Practice Like A Fool, Like An Idiot, Like A Fool On The Hill

Half-Smile, Culture, Silent Illumination, Echo, Samadhi, resistance, Mahayana,...
Apr 13 2019

Denko Roku 1: Shakyamuni

Serial: BZ-02662

Study Sesshin Day 1

 

true dharma, Transmission, Liberation, Nirvana, Dogen, soto, Chanting, Buddha Nature...
Feb 16 2019

What Is Most Important For You In This Life

We are all creating the space together for people to have profound experience in zazen. Kind and unkind thoughts are opportunities to express the Buddha mind. Compassion towards wholesome and...

Compassion, Buddha Mind, Mill Valley, Gratitude, Repentance, Enemies, Nirvana,...
Feb 02 2019
PM
No Abode Hermitage

Innermost Request

Heart Sutra, Instruction, Nirvana, Intimacy, Mahayana, Posture, training
Feb 02 2019

Six Qualatative Factors as Applied to Zazen

Serial: BZ-02648

Rohatsu Day 1

 

Posture, Obstacles, Big Mind, Nirvana, Peace, Anger, Equanimity, stubbornness,...
Dec 02 2018

Eight Awarenesses of Great Beings

Serial: BZ-02632

Study Sesshin Part 1

 

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

Patachara Story

Serial: BZ-02602

Women's Sesshin

 

Four Noble Truths, Peace, Lay, Discrimination, Politics, Obstacles, Ordination,...
Mar 04 2018

Nirvana Study Sesshin Day 2 Lecture 3

Composure, Bell, Obstacles, Nirvana, Daily Life, Ego, Heart Sutra, Two Truths,...
Feb 18 2018

Nirvana and Sunyata

Serial: BZ-02599

 Study Sesshin Day 2 Lecture 4

 

Happiness, Duality, Nirvana, Liberation, Samsara, Birth-and-Death, Non-duality, Ego,...
Feb 18 2018

Buddha's Parinirvana

Serial: BZ-02597

Nirvana Study Sesshin Day 1 Lecture 2

 

Happiness, Composure, Nirvana, Monastic Practice, Samsara, Soto Zen, Bowing, Oneness...
Feb 17 2018

Transiency

Serial: BZ-02585

Day 3

 

Obstacles, Composure, Nirvana, Enemies, Big Mind, Buddha Nature, Ego, Bodhidharma,...
Dec 05 2017

Non-Duality: Freedom from Extremes

Intuition, Emotions, Non-duality, Duality, Buddha Nature, Anger, Ego, Funeral,...
Sep 16 2017

Duality as a Cause of Suffering

Lotus Sutra, Duality, Greed, War, Peace, Evil, Non-duality, Nirvana, Samadhi, Hate...
Jul 22 2017

Precepts Class 3

Serial: BZ-02546

PP Class

 

Precepts, Bodhisattva Precepts, Observe, Chanting, Nirvana, Mahayana, Lotus Sutra,...
May 18 2017

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