This is the first of an extensive series of in-depth explorations of one of the core teachings of Buddhism-the Satipatthana Sutta. Tonight’s discussion covers the basic structure of the discourse, referring to Bhikkhu Analayo’s “Satipatthana-The Direct Path To Realization” as well as other resources. The intention of these talks is to foster deeper conceptual understanding of the teachings along with a strong commitment to meditation practice to realize the benefits that can be gained from this process.
Here are the notes prepared for this talk: Understanding the Satipatthana Sutta
Here is a copy of the translated Sutta: Nanamoli Satipatthana Sutta
Next week’s discussion will begin exploring the First Foundation, Mindfulness of the Body, with specific emphasis on mindfulness of breathing practice.