Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide
‘This is a pearl of a book. It is a treasure-house of practical teachings, rendered accessible with a clear and simple eloquence, and with praiseworthy skill and grace.’ – Ajahn Amaro
From the Buddhist meditator, scholar and award-winning author Bhikkhu Anālayo, this is a thorough-going guide to the early Buddhist teachings on Satipatthana, the foundations of mindfulness, following on from his two best-selling books, Satipatthāna, the direct path to insight and Perspectives on Satipatthāna.
For each of the seven contemplations covered in this book there are audio recordings by Anālayo with guided meditation instructions, freely available here.
This is a pearl of a book. It is a treasure-house of practical teachings, rendered accessible with a clear and simple eloquence, and with praiseworthy skill and grace. - Ajahn Amaro
An eminently pragmatic discussion of how to put these teachings into practice. Anālayo has developed a simple and straightforward map of practice instructions encompassing all four satipatthānas, which build upon one another in a coherent and comprehensive path leading to the final goal. - Joseph Goldstein, from the Foreword
Once more Bhikkhu Anālayo has written a masterpiece that holds within it an accessible and clear guide to developing and applying the teachings held within the Satipatthāna-sutta. - Christina Feldman, author of The Boundless Heart
This breathtaking Practice Guide is brief, and profound! It offers a detailed, engaging, and flexible approach to Satipatthāna meditation that can be easily applied both in meditation and day to day activities. - Shaila Catherine, author of Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity
Bhikkhu Anālayo presents the Buddha’s practical teaching of the path to nirvana in one comprehensive whole: the wheel of satipaṭṭhāna. He writes for people who practice, and his own shines through like a beacon. This makes it a very exciting guide for practitioners ― the truth of it leaps out at you. Each reader can map out for themselves Bhikkhu Anālayo’s clear mandala that draws together the entire body of satipaṭṭhāna practice. In his simplification the lines of dharma principle are clear, yet none of the richness and potential is lost. Indeed, as you take in what he is saying, more and more significance dawns. - Kamalashila, author of Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination and Insight