Chapter 5: Concentration: Process, barriers, and signs along the way

17 Course 1: Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

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Part of a series of two-week courses given at Sravasti Abbey based on the book Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Discussion on concentration and the spheres of consciousness
  • Pali tradition: three signs in developing samadhi
  • Access concentration below the first jhāna and where serenity begins
  • Five hindrances, their antidotes, and five absorption factors
  • Four jhānas and the components that distinguish them
17 Buddhism One Teacher Many Traditions 11-14-15

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