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. This course is meant for experienced practitioners of meditation only who wish to deepen their understanding and practice. 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 silent meditation practice during the rest of the day. Ann Dillon will be assisting throughout the course.
This course is intended for those who have attended previous courses on Satipatthana by Bhikkhu Analayo.
Required reading in preparation for the course: Anālayo, Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, Windhorse Publications (2017). Also recommended: Anālayo, Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna, Windhorse (2013) and Anālayo, Satipaṭṭhāna: the Direct Path to Realization, Windhorse (2003).