Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

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Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

Post by budo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:35 am

Earlier this year I watched his Windhorse Publications talk on Rebirth at Harvard University, and someone in the crowd asked him if he was planning on writing an anapanasati book now that he finished his satipatthana book and he said he was working on it. Anyone have any news about it?

edit: Wisdom publications, not Windhorse which publishes his book.
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Post by sphairos » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 am

Sorry, don''t know nor have heard anything about such book. I would be able to ask him in December at one of his meditation courses.

I'd greatly appreciate if you could share a link to the talk (if there is one).
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Post by budo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:10 pm

sphairos wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:26 am
Sorry, don''t know nor have heard anything about such book. I would be able to ask him in December at one of his meditation courses.

I'd greatly appreciate if you could share a link to the talk (if there is one).
That would be great. Here is the talk


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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

Post by allium » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:43 pm

Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations Paperback – 26 Aug 2019 by Analayo

Here is a description of the book:
Buddhist scholar and teacher Bhikkhu Analayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Anapanasati Sutta. This is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators whatever their tradition or background. In the first six chapters Analayo presents practical instructions comparable to his Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide. The remaining chapters contain his translations of extracts from the early Chinese canon. With his accompanying commentary, these help the practitioner appreciate the early Buddhist perspective on the breath and the practice of mindfulness of breathing. Analayo presents his understanding of these early teachings, arising from his own meditation practice and teaching experience. His aim is to inspire all practitioners to use what he has found helpful to build their own practice and become self-reliant. The book is accompanied with freely downloadable audio files offering guided and progressive meditation instructions from the author.

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Post by budo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03 pm

allium wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Mindfulness of Breathing: A Practice Guide and Translations Paperback – 26 Aug 2019 by Analayo

Here is a description of the book:
Buddhist scholar and teacher Bhikkhu Analayo explores the practice of mindfulness of breathing in the sixteen steps of the Anapanasati Sutta. This is an authoritative, practice-orientated elucidation of a foundational Buddhist text, useful to meditators whatever their tradition or background. In the first six chapters Analayo presents practical instructions comparable to his Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide. The remaining chapters contain his translations of extracts from the early Chinese canon. With his accompanying commentary, these help the practitioner appreciate the early Buddhist perspective on the breath and the practice of mindfulness of breathing. Analayo presents his understanding of these early teachings, arising from his own meditation practice and teaching experience. His aim is to inspire all practitioners to use what he has found helpful to build their own practice and become self-reliant. The book is accompanied with freely downloadable audio files offering guided and progressive meditation instructions from the author.
Excellent! Thank you!

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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

Post by paul » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 pm

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Ven. Analayo bases the recent anapanasati course on AN 10.60.

While impermanence is normally linked to insight in the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati sutta, in AN 10.60 it precedes (perceptions 1-9) mindfulness of breathing, meaning it is to be treated as a preliminary theme to prepare the mind for the main meditation subject when the mind requires steadying, being distracted or overly influenced by states of desire or anger, and unable to concentrate. This is in terms of the third tetrad step eleven.
https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/course/ ... breathing/
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Post by budo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:06 pm

paul wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Ven. Analayo bases the recent anapanasati course on AN 10.60.

While impermanence is normally linked to insight in the fourth tetrad of the Anapanasati sutta, in AN 10.60 it precedes (perceptions 1-9) mindfulness of breathing, meaning it is to be treated as a preliminary theme to prepare the mind for the main meditation subject when the mind requires steadying, being distracted or overly influenced by states of desire or anger, and unable to concentrate. This is in terms of the third tetrad step eleven.
https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/course/ ... breathing/
Was that an online course? Dang I missed it.

Yeah it's the same in EA 17.1, Rahula does the impermanence contemplation stage before Anapanasati as well.

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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

Post by paul » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:06 pm

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In MN 62 in the morning the Buddha raises the subject of impermanence with Rahula, but then Sariputta mentions meditation on the breath outright, setting up a situation where Rahula as a student has to make a link between the two. In the afternoon he approaches the Buddha who in explanation lists impermanence before meditation on the breath. The sutta lists five preparatory exercises for breath meditation, both for gladdening the mind and steadying it- contemplation of impermanence and non-self, the 5 elements (physical properties), impermanence of the body and the four brahmaviharas.

“Meditation in tune with the physical properties is an exercise in developing patience, tolerance, and equanimity in the face of painful and pleasant distractions. In each case, you aspire to make the mind non-reactive to agreeable and disagreeable sensory impressions in the same way that the properties of earth, water, wind, fire, and space don’t react with disgust when coming into contact with disgusting things.
For instance, earth:

“Rahula, develop the meditation in tune with earth. For when you are developing the meditation in tune with earth, agreeable & disagreeable sensory impressions that have arisen will not stay in charge of your mind. Just as when people throw what is clean or unclean on the earth—feces, urine, saliva, pus, or blood—the earth is not horrified, humiliated, or disgusted by it; in the same way, when you are developing the meditation in tune with earth, agreeable & disagreeable sensory impressions that have arisen will not stay in charge of your mind.”

This is a useful exercise in steadying and releasing the mind. “—“Right Mindfulness”, Thanissaro.

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Post by salayatananirodha » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:19 am

He posted translations from mulasarvastivada vinaya in his book 'mindfully facing disease & death'; agamas
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo's anapanasati/jhana book?

Post by Javi » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 pm

If you haven't seen this already check out this thread that has an essay by Analayo on Anapanasati

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