Bhikkhu Anālayo completed a PhD on the Satipatthanasutta at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2000, published in 2003 by Windhorse Publications under the title Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization.

This prolific author has gone on to write the Nautilus award winner Mindfully Facing Disease and Death, A Meditator’s Life of the Buddha, Perspectives on Satipatthana and Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation with Windhorse Publications. His other works include a habilitation research through a comparative study of the Majjhimanikaya in the light of its Chinese, Sanskrit and Tibetan parallels at the University of Marburg in 2007, published 2011. You can view a full list of his publications here.

At present Anālayo is a professor of Buddhist Studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele. He teaches at the Center for Buddhist Studies of the University of Hamburg and researches at the Dharma Drum Buddhist College in Taiwan. His main research area is early Buddhism and in particular the topics “Chinese Agamas”, “Meditation” and “Women in Buddhism”. Besides his academic pursuits, he spends about half of his time in meditation under retreat conditions and regularly teaches meditation courses in Asia and the West.

A talk by Anālayo on ‘Perspectives on Satipatthana’

An interview with Anālayo

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