The Mindfulness of Breathing is the practice that gives us a structure to take our awareness into the breath, the body, the feelings, the mind and the nature of phenomena.
Over the past six weeks Dhammarati has been leading a series on the Anapanasati Sutta - the Buddha’s instructions on this practice. This Q&A session was offered to the 200 people on the course; watch for a sneak-peak at what next week’s Order retreat on the Satipatthana will be like. There...
Six weeks exploring Anapanasati, Dhammarati introduces this sutta, which will take us from the simplest possible experience of breathing right through to exploring the nature of liberation. The course is on a dana basis.
Exploration by Nagesvara of the beginning of the Anapansati meditation practice, namely the preliminaries and the breath.
“Here, gone to the forest to the root of a tree or to an empty hut, we sit down; folding our legs crosswise, keeping the body erect, and having established mindfulness to the fore, mindful, one breathes in; mindful one breathes out. While breathing in long, one knows: ‘I breathe in long.’ While breathing out long, one knows,...
There is always change, even when we are still, there is some sort of change happening. Prasadavati continues to explore the refrain from the Satipatthana Sutta. Today’s focus is the core element “letting go of clinging” as being central to all mindfulness practice.
Whatever we’re doing, whether we’re meditating, working, communicating, or singing, becomes a vehicle to ‘grow’ awareness. Mindfulness becomes panoramic and we live with immediacy and creativity. How do we relate to different aspects of our practice? How do we relate to the practice of others? Vajradevi encourages us to be on the lookout for attachment to views regarding our Dharma practice and the tendency to compare ourselves, furthering the divide between self and other.
Dhammaratiilluminates the process of conditionality that is put in motion when engaged in Anapanasati meditation. Here he is introducing the fourth tetrad focusing on the first instruction of contemplating impermanence.