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Anapanasati Retreat 2003 Handouts - Introduction to the Sutta and Mindfulness

by Viveka

Introduction to the Anapanasati Sutta

Anapana – in-breath and out-breath
Sati – mindfulness, present moment awareness that simply notices, “what is happening?”
without in anyway interfering, without adding or subtracting anything to the experience.
Anapanasati – Mindfulness while breathing in and out
Four Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthanas)
1. Body (kaya)
2. Feelings (vedana)
3. Mind (citta)
4. Mental Objects (dhammas)
Seven Factors of Enlightenment or Awakening (bojjhangas)
1. Mindfulness (sati)
2. Investigation (dharma vicaya)
3. Persistence or energy (virya)
4. Rapture (piti)
5. Serenity or tranquility (passaddhi)
6. Concentration (samadhi)
7. Equanimity (upekkha), fully developed is synonymous with enlightenment
The are 16 anupassanas or contemplations in the sutta
Anupassana means looking at, viewing, contemplating, consideration, realization
RESOURCES
Pali Canon Resources:
Anapansati Sutta, Majjhima Nikya
Satipatthana Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya
Mahasatipatthana Sutta, Digha Nikaya 22
Commentaries on the Anapanasati Sutta:
Breath by Breath, Larry Rosenberg
Mindfulness With Breathing, A Manual for Serious Beginners, Buddhadasa
Bhikkhu
Breathe! You Are Alive, Thich Nhat Hanh
Other Meditation Books that are Helpful Compliments:
Ayya Khema good resource for development of the jhana factors (either Who is
My Self? Or Visible Here and Now)
Buddha Mind, Sangharakshita – resource for the seven factors of awakening
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki Roshi, resource for the release method
Know Your Mind, Sangharakshita – resource for dharma vicaya in the mind tetrad
ADD THE SATIPATTHANA BOOKS BY WINDHORSE, ANALIYO AND SR
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