Hindrances Talks

In the Buddhist tradition, the five hindrances (Sinhala: පඤ්ච නීවරණ, romanized: pañca nīvaraṇa; Pali: pañca nīvaraṇāni) are identified as mental factors that hinder progress in meditation and in daily life. In the Theravada tradition, these factors are identified specifically as obstacles to the jhānas (stages of concentration) within meditation practice. Within the Mahayana tradition, the five hindrances are identified as obstacles to samatha (tranquility) meditation. Contemporary Insight Meditation teachers identify the five hindrances as obstacles to mindfulness meditation.

The five hindrances are:

Sensory desire (kāmacchanda): seeking for pleasure through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and physical feeling. Ill-will (vyāpāda; also spelled byāpāda): feelings of hostility, resentment, hatred and bitterness. Sloth-and-torpor (thīna-middha): half-hearted action with little or no effort or concentration. Restlessness-and-worry (uddhacca-kukkucca): the inability to calm the mind and focus one's energy. Doubt (vicikiccha): lack of conviction or trust in one's abilities.

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John of the Cross, The Interior Mountain & Our Contemplative Prayer (Part 2) / Conclusion

Serial: NC-00032

Part of "St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross and Our Vocation to Contemplative Prayer"

4. John of the Cross, The Interior Mountain & Our Contemplative...

OSB Cam, Echo, Commitment, Letting Go, Hindrances, Fox
1997
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New Camaldoli Hermitage

Contemplative Prayer

Serial: NC-00929

Contemplative Prayer class

Anger, Enemies, Zazen, Hindrances, Dragons
Sep 21 1994
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New Camaldoli Hermitage

Modern Poetry, Sophia, and the Rebirth of Christian Wisdom

Serial: NC-00062

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

4. Modern Poetry, Sophia, and the Rebirth of Christian Wisdom

Archival Photo

OSB Cam, Fox, Darkness and Light, Separation, Breath, Hindrances
1993
4 of 4
New Camaldoli Hermitage

Christian Love as Source, Way and Fulfillment

Serial: NC-00079

Part of "Christian Love as Source, Way and Fulfillment of Christian Life"

(including discussion and questions of retreat participants)

Archival Photo

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OSB Cam, Enemies, Anger, Compassion, Hindrances, Diversity
1992
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New Camaldoli Hermitage

Gospel of John and the Christian Wisdom Tradition

Serial: NC-00555

Retreat on the Gospel of John

OSB Cam, Intimacy, Intention, Hindrances, Pain, Continuous
Dec 10 1984
1 of 5
Utah

Introduction to Theology, Serial No. 01122

OSB Cam, Compassion, Happiness, lecture, Hindrances, War
Feb 1984
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New Clairvaux Abbey

Introduction to Theology, Serial No. 01128

OSB Cam, Echo, Ceremony, Hindrances, Transmission
Feb 1984
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New Clairvaux Abbey

November 23rd, 1982, Serial No. 00410

Serial: NC-00410

Monastic Orientation Set 1 of 2

Patience, Hindrances, Sanctuary, Emptiness, Vows
Nov 23 1982

Contemplation - Knowledge of God

Liberation, Hindrances, Vows, Concentration
Feb 1981
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