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Mindfulness in Early Buddhist Meditation
Dates: Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
Days: Fri - Fri (7 Nights)

Instructor(s): Bhikkhu Analayo

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This course will undertake an in-depth study of mindfulness meditation based on a comparative study of the three extant versions of the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta, where besides the well-known version in the Pali Canon, two parallels have been preserved in Chinese. This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation only who wish to deepen their understanding of the canonical source material. While based on the academic method of research, the emphasis throughout the course will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice. The course will combine study and discussion sessions in the mornings with meditation practice during the rest of the day. Required reading in preparation for the course: Anālayo, Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna, Windhorse Publications (2013). Also recommended: Anālayo, Satipaṭṭhāna: the Direct Path to Realization, Windhorse Publications (2003).

A few spaces will be held for those who have been wait-listed for this course before and not gotten in. If this applies to you and you are wait-listed for this year's class, please note in the comments field that you have been previously wait-listed.
Note: Ann Dillon will be assisting throughout the course.
  • Bhikkhu Anālayo is a scholar-monk and the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhisn, such as Satipatthāna: The Direct Path to RealizationPerspectives on Satipatthāna, and Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide. He is a Faculty Member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, having retired from being a professor at the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg. His main area of academic research is early Buddhism, with a special interest in the topics of meditation and women in Buddhism. At the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies he regularly teaches residential study & practice courses, participates in online programs and undertakes research into meditation-related themes.  For a full list of Bhikkhu Anālayo’s publications, please click here.