Perfection of concentration

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2008.

  • Life of the Buddha starting at the point when he enters meditation and completes the perfection of concentration
  • Explanation of four of the five hindrances
    • Ill will and hatred
    • Sloth and torpor
    • Restlessness and worry
    • Doubt
  • Four jhana stages which purify them
    • Subsiding of thinking and pondering
    • Inner tranquility and openness
    • Equanimity and mindfulness
    • Mental clarification and development of supernatural powers

Exploring Monastic Life 2008: Session 10 (download)

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