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Perspectives on Satipatthana

Bhikkhu Analayo

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"In this new book, Analayo builds on his earlier ground-breaking work, Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization. Here, he enlarges our perspective on this seminal teaching by exploring the practices of mindfulness as presented in both the Pali and Chinese versions of this important discourse. The brilliance of his scholarly research, combined with the depth of his meditative understanding, provides an invaluable guide to the liberating practices of the Buddha's teaching."--Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening and One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism

"Analayo's work is a brilliant treasury of impeccable scholarship and practice, offering a wise, open-minded, and deep understanding of the Buddha's original teachings. His approach makes an inspiring contribution to the modern Dharma world."--Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart, founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Center

"Analayo has offered us a work of great scholarship and wisdom that will be of immense benefit to anyone who wants to seriously study or to establish a practice of mindfulness."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and co-founder, Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts

Bhikkhu Analayo completed a PhD on the Satipatthana Sutta at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2000, published in 2003 by Windhorse Publications under the title Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization. At present Analayo is a professor of Buddhist studies at the Sri Lanka International Academy in Pallekele, Sri Lanka.


Windhorse Publications (UK), 9781909314030, 319pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2014



About the Author

Bhikkhu Analayo completed a PhD on the Satipatthanasutta at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2000, published in 2003 by Windhorse Publications under the title Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization. He has also written 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. At present Analayo 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.