Mojo wrote:Rasko wrote:Mojo wrote:Does anyone know of a good and free program to help ease one into a full Anapanasati routine over an extended amount of time?
Anapanasati Practice - Mindfulness of Breathing
"Recordings of the Dharma Practice day series on Anapanasati Practice offered by Gil Fronsdal."
The recordings start with an Introduction (September 7, 2007).
Thank you. I found a short bio of Gil on wikipedia. It said he had trained in Zen then Insight meditation. I didn't see anything about Anapanasati proper. Is he considered a good source of instruction on Anapanasati?
Gil in my opinion is one of the best dhamma teachers we have in the states! For me he is the best lay teacher we have. He is extremely versed in Theravada Buddhism and Pali. He has a Phd from Stanford in Buddhist Studies. I believe he is the transcriber of an addition of the Dhammapada from the pali to english.
I think he has a great blend of what people call vipassana schools and samatha schools.
There are many great talks on his site here