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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, Enemies, Pain, Sanctuary, Bell, Concentration
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, zen, Instruction, Money, Koan,...
1 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

February 11th, 1999, Serial No. 00153

Serial: NC-00153

Rule of Benedict Novice Class # 2 - 1990s

OSB Cam, stubbornness, Liberation, Diversity, Concentration, Anger
Feb 11 1999

May 22nd, 1996, Serial No. 00129

Serial: NC-00129

Rule of Benedict Novice Class # 1 - 1990s

OSB Cam, Commitment, Concentration, Vows, Fox, Transmission
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, Renunciation, Concentration
2 of 2
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, Pain, Concentration, 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, Instruction, 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, Demons, Concentration, lecture
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, lecture, Intuition, Concentration, Separation,...
Jul 1991
6 of 6
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Theology and Lectio Divina

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

Rule of St. Benedict

Serial: NC-01065

Rule of St. Benedict lecture series

OSB Cam, training, Letting Go, Daily Life, Lovingkindness, Concentration
Dec 17 1987
6 of 6
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Rule of St. Benedict

Serial: NC-01063

Rule of St. Benedict lecture series. Chapters 8, 20 and 48.

OSB Cam, Balance, lecture, Instruction, Concentration, Enemies
Dec 1987
4 of 6
New Camaldoli Hermitage

1987, Serial No. 00920

OSB Cam, Intention, training, Conversation, Concentration, Enemies
3-4 of 14

1986, Serial No. 00474

Serial: NC-00474

Saint John

OSB Cam, Balance, Mandala, resistance, Concentration, Forgiveness

1986, Serial No. 00480

Serial: NC-00480

Saint John

OSB Cam, Intuition, Concentration, Renunciation, Patience, realization

Introduction to Theology, Serial No. 01116

OSB Cam, Money, Balance, Concentration, lecture, Hate
Feb 1984
13 of 19
New Clairvaux Abbey

August 27th, 1983, Serial No. 00705

Serial: NC-00705

Monastic Spirituality Set 12 of 12

zen, Concentration, Enlightenment, Renewal
Aug 27 1983

August 6th, 1983, Serial No. 00383

Serial: NC-00383

Monastic Theology Series Set 2 of 3

MM-12, Money, Concentration, Intuition, Forgiveness
Aug 06 1983

August 5th, 1983, Serial No. 00701

Serial: NC-00701

Monastic Spirituality Set 12 of 12

Monastic Practice, Renewal, Demons, Concentration, lecture
Aug 05 1983

May 24th, 1983, Serial No. 00376

Serial: NC-00376

Monastic Spirituality Set 11 of 12

Separation, War, Enlightenment, Concentration, Renewal
May 24 1983

December 17th, 1982, Serial No. 00413

Serial: NC-00413

Monastic Orientation Set 1 of 2

Observe, Concentration, Liberation, Commitment, War
Dec 17 1982

July 24th, 1981, Serial No. 00694

Serial: NC-00694

Monastic Spirituality Set 4 of 12

Vows, Ego, Balance, Observe, Concentration
Jul 24 1981


Oneness, Emptiness, Judgement, Concentration, Fasting
Feb 1981
8 fo 14

Contemplation - Knowledge of God

Liberation, Hindrances, Vows, Concentration
Feb 1981
2 of 14

February 1978 talk, Serial No. 00552

Serial: NC-00552

Vina Retreat

OSB Cam, Emptiness, Duality, Concentration, zen
Feb 1978

Unknown Date, Serial 00206

Serial: NC-00206

Archival Photo

Instruction, Concentration, Posture, Funeral

Unknown Date, Serial 00562

Serial: NC-00562

Cassian Institute

Mindfulness, Emotions, Concentration, Oneness, Letting Go

Unknown year, March talk, Serial 00618

Serial: NC-00618

Year Talks 1/2

OSB Cam, Forgiveness, Ego, Concentration, Pain, Demons
Mar 19

Unknown year, April talk, Serial 00619

Serial: NC-00619

Year Talks 1/2

OSB Cam, Ego, Forgiveness, Japan, Buddha, Concentration
Apr 06

Unknown year, August talk, Serial 00640, Side A

Serial: NC-00640A

Year Talk 2/2

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

Unknown year, November talk, Serial 00646

Serial: NC-00646

Year Talk 2/2

OSB Cam, Ego, Fasting, Compassion, Forgiveness, Concentration
Nov 21