Right Concentration (sammā-samādhi)
Parent topics: Eightfold Path, Meditation
Subtopics: Jhāna, Seclusion, Directed thought and evaluation, Rapture, Happiness, Equanimity, One pointedness, Formless attainments
See also: Concentration
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Metta Retreat, Session 5Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 13, 2008

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5. “When you guided meditation in the past two afternoons, I've enjoyed slipping past the high energy of rapture/joy. I found these meditations grounding and at the same time streaming with energy. I'm finding it difficult to get past joy without your vocal guidance. Can you offer suggestions?” [Rapture] [Energy] [Right Concentration] // [Mindfulness of body] [Mindfulness of breathing]


Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 25, 2013

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8. “Are there harmful states of concentration? How would you potentially go down the wrong path? Is there a question you could ask yourself?” [Right Concentration] [Wrong concentration]


Abhayagiri Monastic Retreat 2013, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 30, 2013

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12. “You mentioned that Ajahn Chah stated that samadhi should be accompanied by alertness. Does this mean that Jhana should not be a 'zoned out' state?” [Ajahn Chah] [Right Concentration] [Clear comprehension] [Jhāna]


Mindfulness of Breathing, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 26, 2014

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6. “When I practice mindfulness of breathing, thought arises. Do I want to eliminate thinking?” [Right Concentration] [Directed thought and evaluation] [Proliferation] [Mindfulness of breathing] // [Nature of mind] [Self-identity view] [Discernment] [Mindfulness of mind] [Investigation of states] [Relinquishment]


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 19Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 30, 2015

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2. “When Ajahn Ṭhānissaro talks about Right Concentration, are Right Concentration and jhāna one and the same?” [Ajahn Ṭhānissaro] [Right Concentration] [Jhāna]


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4. “Is pain an obstacle to reaching right concentration?” [Pain] [Right Concentration] // [Happiness] [Postures] [Direct experience]

Quote: “What's really painful about pain is the way we hate it.” [Aversion]


Jhāna: A Practical Approach, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Oct. 10, 2015

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24. “In the jhāna similies (MN 39.15), 'He makes...' seems very active. In dropping away things, is it a conscious dropping or an allowing?” Answered by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Right Concentration] [Relinquishment] [Jhāna] // [Volitional formations] [Conditionality] [Right Effort]

Quote: “Ajahn Chah emphasizes the doing within a sphere of detachment and letting go.” [Ajahn Chah]


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25. “In concentration, you're aware of one object. If in that state you become aware of pleasure, does that mean you've already left jhāna?” [Right Concentration] [One pointedness] [Happiness] [Right Mindfulness] [Jhāna] // [Self-identity view] [Discernment] [Clinging]


2015 Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat, Session 8Ajahn Pasanno – Nov. 28, 2015

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26. “Is there a way to measure concentration, mindfulness, and awareness?” [Right Mindfulness] [Right Concentration] [Present moment awareness]


The Teaching and the Training, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 29, 2018

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6. “Do the Four Iddhipādas apply to the way we develop sammā sati and sammā samādhi?” [Bases of Success] [Right Mindfulness] [Right Concentration] [Monastic life] // [Progress of insight]