overview of the course
Unit 1. The context & crucial role of mindfulness
how mindfulness fits into Buddhist doctrine & its central role in Buddhist practice
anapanasati - mindfulness of breathing (audio, 20m)
Unit 2. The key practices of mindfulness
Clarifying what mindfulness practice is, what you actually do, & where you do it.
general introduction to walking meditation (video, 20m)
Unit 3. The Nature & Experience of Embodiment
look more experientially into the reality & significance of the physical body (kaya).
awareness of the parts of the body: body scan (audio, 20m)
Unit 4. Feeling – the subtle key
experience & understand the significance of feeling (vedana) & mind (citta).
anapanasati focusing on feeling
Unit 5. Mindfulness in depth
Mindfulness of dhammas (objects of mind) in the training context of the Hindrances & Skandhas.
Walking and sitting meditation:
Unit 6. Insight
transformation through mindfulness of dhammas referring to the six sense bases, the factors of awakening & the four noble truths.
The Satipatthana Sutta translated by Bhikkhu Analayo
A Course Overview (new!)
Diagram showing the structure of the Satipatthana Sutta
The stages of the Anapanasati Sutta with points of approach for practising each of the stages