Heart of Buddhist Meditation–Legacy and Lineage

Topics Include: 1) Understanding the importance of legacy and lineage in our spiritual practice. 2) A brief review of the lineage of leading American teachers through Mahasi Sayadaw of the Burmese Theravadin tradition. 3) The role of Mahasi Sayadaw in the spread of meditation and the Dharma in Burma. 4) The importance of Bhikkhu Bodhi and the Theravadin lineage of Sri Lank: Nyanaponika Thera and Nyanatiloka Mahathera. 5) A brief biography of Nyanaponika Thera, the author of The Heart of Buddhist Meditation. 6) A reading of Nyanaponika’s Heart of Buddhist Meditation: The Way of Mindfulness. 7) What is Mindfulness: the stages of perception: initial attention, associative and abstract thinking, and right mindfulness.
May 28, 2022
47 min.

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