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Mindfulness of Breathing
Dates: Jan 21, 2022 - Mar 19, 2022
Online Course

Instructor(s): Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Mindfulness of Breathing is an eight-week, in-depth study of the sixteen steps of the Ānāpānasati-sutta, as a way of combining tranquility and insight in a form of practice that aims at the cultivation of the awakening factors. The course thereby builds on the practice, particularly of the awakening factors, developed in the first course on Satipaṭṭhāna Meditation. 

This course will undertake a study of the ten perceptions taught in the Girimānanda-sutta (AN 10.60), which culminate in the sixteen steps of mindfulness of breathing. The course is meant for experienced meditation practitioners who wish to deepen their understanding and practice. The emphasis throughout will be on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice.

Each week students will engage with recorded guided meditations and video lectures by Bhikkhu Anālayo, complete reading assignments from Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide, attend a 90-minute weekly group meeting, and contribute to a written online forum.

Additional information for this program can be found on the program webpage.

  • Bhikkhu Anālayo is a scholar-monk and the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhism, 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.