Right Samadhi and the Four Jhānas

Right Samadhi and the Four Jhānas

The Noble Five-Factored Right Samadhi Right samadhi refers to the four jhānas.  The word jhāna literally means “meditation”, but when the Buddha uses that word, he is referring to a specific collection of four increasingly refined states of meditative...
Coming up: Right Samadhi

Coming up: Right Samadhi

Friends, Mindfulness is the main pillar of the meditative practice taught by the Buddha.  It is also the first of the seven factors of enlightenment, the balancing factor of the five spiritual faculties, and so on.  The Buddha declared that mindfulness is...