Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide comes with these audio files – meditation instructions by Bhikkhu Anālayo for each of the seven contemplations . Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization [Anālayo] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. “Surely destined to become the classic. “In this new book, Analayo builds on his earlier ground-breaking work, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization. Here, he enlarges our perspective on this.
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His meditation method consists of an anatomical scan and cemetery contemplations Which is not common anapayo modern day meditators. After following his instructions I found his method to be of great results and I consider it as a method which reveals the doctrine of anatta more significantly. Thanks for u r response deva Rupa.
I read this article about month ago. I would like to know ur point of view on this method of practice. Feelings – This is usually the easiest way for me to tune in to the sense spheres in general; from here I can move to the body or the mind in particular.
Satipatthāna Meditation Audio – Windhorse Publications
Mind – Here, I strive to watch whatever arises with equanimity at first; whether wholesome or unwholesome, I try to see the causes clearly, and to meet it all with sympathetic compassion while engaging suitable effort. These foundations for mindfulness are engaged in any posture.
Thanks a lot for u r response once again. Let me put forward something which is related to meditation -while scanning the body and when contemplating on the corpse sometimes I feel disgusted about it and then I swift to the contemplation of feelings and then the rest of the satipatthanas respectively.
There is also a guided meditation on dharmaseed.
I would end analayi tight and tired after a day of sitting instead of energized and calm. Perhaps I need to stick with it longer to get through the tightening up. One very useful thing that Bhante Analayo said is that when you are overstimulated and want to meditate it is a good idea to give the mind something definite to do.
The death meditation sequence works for me though. And lately I found that contemplation on 5 aggregates and the sense spheres has satipattthana potential of maintaining the mind at rest specially when the yogi is present in front of a large crowd.
Thus,bare awareness of the body being aware that the body satipatthaana made up of different anatomical parts and that it is void of being sexually attractive has a strong affect for continuous mindfulness. Thanks for ur reply suravira.
There are different meditation methods all around the world and most of em are different from each other. U shud select the method which enables you to develop wholesome qualities rather than depending on a particular tradition. Dis is my expression n and I hope that it was useful to you. In case others reading this thread are not aware, there is a nice guided meditation here: Thanks mikenz66 for ur response.
I would be great if you can share some of ur meditative experiences. Otherwise, in my experience a concentrated awareness of the senses is more appropriate when walking around town than satipatthana, which is best reserved for lunch breaks, the park, time at home, and so on. James Baraz has series of talks where he discusses some of these teachers, and has short guided meditations to illustrate: Initially it gave no results but after sometime i realized that this method enables me to understand that the body is just a product of some anatomical parts.
I realized that this method lead to realization of the anatta doctrine. One of many things I really appreciate about his teaching is that he encourages people to find the practices that work for them.
New Book by Bhikkhu Analayo – Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide – Windhorse Publications
Buddha-dhamma is to be realized by oneself ,therefore one should engage himself in a self exploration. And it is the stipatthana known book for all yogis who are engaged in a comparative study.
Another key factor for me is whether in-person instruction is readily available either locally or by travelling.
anallayo A good teacher will push you to get through difficulties, which, if you are on your own, might seem insurmountable, and a good excuse to try something different. Thanks for sharing ur thoughts n opinions. I think I shud consider about ur advice.
SarathW1 provided me some fascinating lectures delivered by goldstein about satipatthana – I hope these lectures wud u help u to develop ur meditation methods. I do not have much experience in Asubha or cemetery contemplation meditation.
However my understanding is that this is to be practiced under the strict guidance of an experienced teacher, as that can produce negative results. There is a Sutta to support this satipatthxna I cant find it right now. Asubha contemplation is suitable for extremely lustful personality. So I try to keep away from this for the time analay even though it is a very powerful meditation practice. Bhikkhu Analayo’s satipatthana method Discussion. The suttas are so rich—there are so many different ways to approach meditation practice.