The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness Introduction

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.