This is the second in an extensive series of talks investigating the Satipatthana Sutta, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Discourse.  Tonight’s focus is on the First Foundation, Mindfulness of the Body, specifically Mindfulness of Breathing meditation.  Peter went through the stanzas focused on that core practice to illuminate the meaning and application of each part.  The importance of the four applications of “diligence, clear awareness, mindfulness and setting aside covetousness and grief for the world” to realize the benefits of the practice was emphasized.

This was followed by discussion to clarify the terms and practice.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  Understanding Mindfulness of Breathing

Next week’s talk will focus on the next two topics of the First Foundation regarding posture and of clear comprehension.