This talk continues a long series of discussions of the Anapanasati Sutta, the Mindfulness of Breathing Discourse.  The focus here is sati bojjhangha, the rmindfulness awakening factor, considered to be a primary element of the Seven Awakening Factors, monitoring and coordinating their function towards Awakening.  Peter described the various ways sati is described: the four foundations of mindfulness, right mindfulness, the power of mindfulness to overcome the hindrances and to foster the development of wholesome self-state organizing processes.  This was followed by a question and answer period to clarify the functions of mindfulness.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  THE MINDFULNESS AWAKENING FACTOR

Next week’s topic is Dhamma Vicaya Bojjhanga, the Investigation of Mental Phenomena Awakening Factor.