Detailed information for this program can be found on the program webpage.
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.
Certification of Completion for the Satipatthana Meditation online course, sitting the Early Buddhist Meditation course with Bhikkhu Analayo in person, or completion of the Early Buddhist Meditation Path Program.
This program is hosted on Zoom and closed captions are available. Our intention is to build sangha and provide meaningful virtual interactions with each other and with teachers in our online programs. We encourage you to participate as fully as you are able. You can check the time of the group sessions in your timezone here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com. The schedule of Zoom meetings for this program (shown in US Eastern Time) is as follows:
Between July 4 and September 3 (the first meeting is an Orientation call with BCBS staff), regular meetings begin July 9.
Group A Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM
Group B Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 AM
Group C Thursdays 1:00-2:30 PM
Group D Thursdays 5:00-6:30 PM-BIPOC Group
Group E Fridays 9:30-11:00 AM
Group F Fridays 12:00-1:30 PM
Group G Fridays 4:00-5:30 PM
Group H Saturdays 9:00-10:30 AM-BIPOC Group
Please note that sessions will not be recorded.
Registration fees for online programs are nonrefundable after the program start date. Cancellations prior to the program start date will incur a $25 cancellation fee. For intensive, application-based programs, the cancellation fee is $50.
As we work to become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, we invite feedback/suggestions you may have regarding ways that we can make participation in the program more accessible and welcoming. Please email us at email@example.com.