The Noble Eightfold Path: Samadhi

This course explores the Buddha's teachings on samadhi: the effort of persistence, the breadth and depth of mindfulness, and the increasing steadiness and stillness of mind. It is the power and balance of these three trainings that leads naturally to insight and release.

Resources for Study:

Chapters V, VI, VII in Bhikkhu Bodhi's book, The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/waytoend.html

Read chapters 1, 3, & 6 on Mindfulness, Energy and Concentration in Ajahn Thiradhammo's book; Contemplations on the Seven Factors of Awakening.   http://www.amaravati.org/downloads/pdf/Contemplations%20on%20the%20Seven%20Factors%20of%20Awakening%20-%20Ajahn%20Thiradhammo.pdf

Daily Life Jhana by Ajahn Sucitto, 4-21-2016

http://dharmaseed.org/teacher/9/talk/33353/


Section on "The Four Right Exertions" found in Wings to Awakening by Thanissaro Bhikkhu https://docs.google.com/document/d/16aysFpYZOHFCkY5-snxolnu1w0WGCWWsVv1OnCiQigk/edit?usp=sharing


"Making a Joyful Effort" an article by Christina Feldman in Insight Journal, 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j9W-Ean9XXFEae3l0S-4UbetozlvPBSad5VMn5sAfgbgjem5obnbkYoIW_4_/edit?usp=sharing


Taking Responsibility for Our Thoughts:
Reflections on the Vitakkasanthāna Sutta
 by Mark W. Muesse, Insight Journal 2001

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ysvPm9gcIuc86L37uyDs0PzTc2gN5ndmK1dK33y4prk/edit?usp=sharing


Joy in Effort by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sp_CR_8I0qScUW3O1tVqikzfEUeJG7ksLZSUsaaQTaJZ0k963Lc3btuzlSEZ/edit?usp=sharing


Jhana Not by the Numbers by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

https://docs.google.com/document/d/11FFO0BNv5MK5QCdyjEBxWqhxN2JsdntkYwFlEBbFqOs/edit?usp=sharing


Mindfulness and Concentration Course at IMC taught by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, talks and handouts

http://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/1869/


Bhante Gunaratana, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, chapter on concentration:

part one

part two

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