Bhikkhu Analayo (via James Baraz) on Anapanasati

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Bhikkhu Analayo (via James Baraz) on Anapanasati

Post by mikenz66 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:43 am

Jame Baraz 2019-04-25 The Anapanasati Sutta: The Buddha's Teaching on Mindfulness of Breathing 69:02
https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/86/talk/55923/
After spending a recent retreat with Ven. Analayo Bhikkhu at Spirit Rock on this subject, James offers his understanding of Ven. Analayo's explanation of the discourse and how it can be applied in our meditation practice. You can also go to (paste it in your browser) this link to hear Ven. Analayo's Anapanasati guided meditation. https://www.windhorsepublications.com/m ... ing-audio/
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Post by budo » Thu May 16, 2019 1:26 pm

Nice talk! I agree with analayo, breath goes to background once body has been tranquilized.

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Post by bodom » Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Currently reading his Satipatthana Practice guide for the second time and just started his follow up satipatthana guide Perspectives. Can't wait for his Anapanasati practice guide to come out later This year. Bhikkhu Analayo is a treasure.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Post by budo » Thu May 16, 2019 4:37 pm

bodom wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Currently reading his Satipatthana Practice guide for the second time and just started his follow up satipatthana guide Perspectives. Can't wait for his Anapanasati practice guide to come out later This year. Bhikkhu Analayo is a treasure.

:anjali:
In case you aren't aware you can download the audio files of the exercises from the new book here

https://www.windhorsepublications.com/m ... ing-audio/

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Post by Suraj sarvade » Thu May 16, 2019 5:34 pm

Vandami Bhante!
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Vipssana and anapanasti what is different

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Post by ChooChoo » Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm

I recently saw Analayos book "Satipatthana meditaiton: A practice guide" at a local book shop. Has anyone read it before? Is it worth picking up?

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ChooChoo wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm
I recently saw Analayos book "Satipatthana meditaiton: A practice guide" at a local book shop. Has anyone read it before? Is it worth picking up?
It's excellent. Reading it for the second time.

:namaste:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo (via Jame Baraz) on Anapanasati

Post by bodom » Sat May 18, 2019 1:48 am

budo wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 4:37 pm
bodom wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Currently reading his Satipatthana Practice guide for the second time and just started his follow up satipatthana guide Perspectives. Can't wait for his Anapanasati practice guide to come out later This year. Bhikkhu Analayo is a treasure.

:anjali:
In case you aren't aware you can download the audio files of the exercises from the new book here

https://www.windhorsepublications.com/m ... ing-audio/
Thank you budo yes ive been working through them. I really like venerable Analayo's approach to practice.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Post by sentinel » Sat May 18, 2019 11:18 am

bodom wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:47 am
ChooChoo wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm
I recently saw Analayos book "Satipatthana meditaiton: A practice guide" at a local book shop. Has anyone read it before? Is it worth picking up?
It's excellent. Reading it for the second time.

:namaste:
Do you mind summarize a bit what he said on satipatthana ?
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Post by mikenz66 » Sat May 18, 2019 9:39 pm

I you wait for a while you will be able to download it from Bhikkhu Analyo's website:
https://www.buddhismuskunde.uni-hamburg ... alayo.html
He appears to enter into contracts that allow free distribution after a time.

Currently you can download (among many other interesting books and articles):
Satipaṭṭhāna, the Direct Path to Realization, Birmingham: Windhorse, 2003, 319 pages.
Perspectives on Satipaṭṭhāna, Cambridge: Windhorse, 2013.
Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, Cambridge: Windhorse, 2015.
Early Buddhist Meditation Studies, Barre: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, 2017

The latter is a useful reference for "issues" about mindfulness, the gradual path, absorption (concentration) and the Brahmaviharas. He addresses issues such as whether insight and absorption are two paths or two aspects of the gradual path, whether the noble truths are a practice regime, whether one can practice insight while in jhana, whether the Brahamaviharas provide a complete path, and so on. Even if you disagree with his conclusions, the comprehensive references to Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan discourses will be useful!

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Re: Bhikkhu Analayo (via Jame Baraz) on Anapanasati

Post by bodom » Sun May 19, 2019 2:14 am

sentinel wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:18 am
bodom wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 1:47 am
ChooChoo wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 pm
I recently saw Analayos book "Satipatthana meditaiton: A practice guide" at a local book shop. Has anyone read it before? Is it worth picking up?
It's excellent. Reading it for the second time.

:namaste:
Do you mind summarize a bit what he said on satipatthana ?
The best way to get a feel for his approach to meditation would be to actually try it for yourself.

Analayo Guided Meditation
https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/439/talk/26718/

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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