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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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Serial: NC-00768

Retreat Conference. Openess

OSB Cam, Openness, Emotions, Discrimination, Concentration, Emptiness, Breath...
May 2007
Part 2 (of 5)
New Camaldoli Hermitage


Serial: NC-00769

Retreat Conference

OSB Cam, Openness, Oneness, Sanctuary, Concentration, Separation, Breath
May 2007
Part 3 (of 5)
New Camaldoli Hermitage

The Brief Rule of St. Romuald

Serial: NC-00051

The Little Rule of Saint Romuald

Archival Photo

OSB Cam, Romuald, Brief Rule of St. Romuald, Concentration, Politics, Instruction,...
1 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

February 11th, 1999, Serial No. 00153

Serial: NC-00153

Rule of Benedict Novice Class # 2 - 1990s

OSB Cam, Humility, Diversity, Japan, Bell, Concentration
Feb 11 1999

Parables: New Testament

Serial: NC-00064

Part of "The Kingdom in Parables: New Testament, Cosmology and Contemporary Poetry"

2. Parables: New Testament

Archival Photo

OSB Cam, Dragons, japanese, Concentration, Intuition, Anger
2 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

May 22nd, 1996, Serial No. 00129

Serial: NC-00129

Rule of Benedict Novice Class # 1 - 1990s

OSB Cam, Humility, Commitment, Concentration, Duality, Fox
May 22 1996

Greek Hesychasts and English Mystics / Our Christification

Serial: NC-00006

Session 3 & 4 of "Continual Prayer in Eastern and Western Christianity"

Talk 3: The Jesus Prayer in the Middle Ages: Greek Hesychasts and English Mystics...

OSB Cam, Duality, Continuous, Sanctuary, Concentration, Offering
2 of 2
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Spirit of Filial Adoption and Prayer / Spirit of Mission and Charismatic Gifts

Serial: NC-00020

Session 3 & 4 of "New Life in the Holy Spirit"

Talk 3: Spirit of Filial Adoption and Prayer

Talk 4: Spirit of Mission and Charismatic...

OSB Cam, zen meditation, Intimacy, Continuous, Posture, Concentration
2 of 2
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Contemplative Prayer

Serial: NC-00926

Contemplative Prayer class

Emotions, Funeral, Anger, Intimacy, Concentration
Sep 06 1994
1 of 7
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Contemplation and Inner Experience

Serial: NC-00835

Class on contemplative prayer using Thomas Merton's The Inner Experience.

Class VI

Contemplative Prayer Set 2 of 2

OSB Cam, Oneness, Darkness and Light, realization, Enlightenment, Concentration...
6 of 10
New Camaldoli Hermitage

History of Consciousness and the Incarnation

Serial: NC-00060

Part of "Spirituality in a Secular World: Poetry and Wisdom"

2. History of Consciousness and the Incarnation

Archival Photo

OSB Cam, Dream World, New Year, Concentration, Offering, Emotions
2 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Lectio: Listening as Communion

Serial: NC-00021

Part of "Lectio: Listening with the Heart"

Archival Photo

OSB Cam, Breath, Echo, Cultivation, Renewal, Concentration
1 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Retreat Conferences #5 and #6

Serial: NC-00523

Retreat Conference #5-#6, hosted by Fr Robert Hale

OSB Cam, Monastic Practice, Compassion, Sanctuary, Concentration, Demons
Aug 1991
5-6 of 7
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Theology and Lectio Divina

Serial: NC-00487

Theology and Lectio, Conference #6, (Conference #2 not recorded)

OSB Cam, Secret place of prayer, Intuition, Concentration, resistance, Separation,...
Jul 1991
6 of 6
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Theology and Lectio Divina

OSB Cam, Lectio Divina as a Monastic Spiritual Practice, Concentration, realization,...
Jun 18 1991
1 of 6
New Camaldoli Hermitage

July 21st, 1986, Serial No. 00614

OSB Cam, Demons, Balance, Attachment, Concentration
Jul 21 1986
Shantivanam Ashram

1986, Serial No. 00480

Serial: NC-00480

Saint John

OSB Cam, Intuition, Addiction, Concentration, training, Intention

Introduction to Theology, Serial No. 01116

OSB Cam, Dana, Interview, Concentration, Dragons, Funeral
Feb 1984
13 of 19
New Clairvaux Abbey

August 27th, 1983, Serial No. 00705

Serial: NC-00705

Monastic Spirituality Set 12 of 12

Transmission, zen, Concentration
Aug 27 1983

May 24th, 1983, Serial No. 00376

Serial: NC-00376

Monastic Spirituality Set 11 of 12

Enlightenment, Concentration, Separation, Conversation, Interview
May 24 1983

December 17th, 1982, Serial No. 00413

Serial: NC-00413

Monastic Orientation Set 1 of 2

Ceremony, Attachment, Diversity, Concentration, Liberation
Dec 17 1982

November 23rd, 1982, Serial No. 00410

Serial: NC-00410

Monastic Orientation Set 1 of 2

Concentration, Conversation, Emptiness, Humility, Intention
Nov 23 1982

Word of God - Heart

Humility, Duality, Beginners, Enlightenment, Concentration
Feb 1981
6 of 14

February 1978 talk, Serial No. 00552

Serial: NC-00552

Vina Retreat

OSB Cam, Emptiness, Duality, Concentration, Letting Go
Feb 1978

Unknown Date, Serial 00206

Serial: NC-00206

Archival Photo

Instruction, Concentration, Posture, Precepts, Duality

Unknown Date, Serial 00562

Serial: NC-00562

Cassian Institute

Intention, Concentration, Letting Go, Daily Life, Emotions

Unknown year, March talk, Serial 00618

Serial: NC-00618

Year Talks 1/2

OSB Cam, Forgiveness, Demons, Concentration, Repentance, Fasting
Mar 19

Unknown year, April talk, Serial 00619

Serial: NC-00619

Year Talks 1/2

OSB Cam, Japan, Concentration, Forgiveness, Anger, Repentance
Apr 06

Unknown year, August talk, Serial 00640, Side A

Serial: NC-00640A

Year Talk 2/2

OSB Cam, Compassion, Forgiveness, Fasting, Concentration, Echo
Aug 02

Unknown year, November talk, Serial 00646

Serial: NC-00646

Year Talk 2/2

OSB Cam, Forgiveness, Compassion, Concentration, Interdependence, Ordination...
Nov 21