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Concentration

2011-04-25 (10 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2011-04-26 Exploring the Three Dimensions of Concentration 58:25
  Phillip Moffitt
Concentration can be explored as a function of mind, as an essential and distinct part of the path of liberation and as a "felt experience" in this very moment. Each exploration deepens understanding and empowers concentration.
2011-04-29 Continuity and Intimacy 59:07
  Eugene Cash
Deepening concentration moves on two axis - horizontal and vertical. Continuity, or staying over time, is the horizontal axis. Intimacy, or the movement toward dissolving the subject/object, is the vertical axis. Together concentration deepens.
2011-04-30 Commitment to Intimacy, Equanimity & Continuity 65:39
  Phillip Moffitt
The practice of samadhi requires commitment to wise effort towards concentration. it requires overcoming resistance to concentration, to be willing to feel intimacy with teh object. The fruit of commitment to concentration is one-pointed equanimity. Concentration can be considered om five different qualities from dedication to steadiness.
2011-05-01 Letting go of Disturbance, Deepening Stillness 60:07
  Sally Clough Armstrong
To deepen our meditation practice we need to work skillfully with whatever is a disturbance -- whether it's the gross forms of the hindrances, or the subtlest manifestations of restlessness. This subtle restlessness often comes from a primal anxiety. We need to recognize this and find the stillness in our experience. Then we can truly be with things as they are.
2011-05-02 The Path of Liberating Insight 64:27
  Steve Armstrong
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