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Dharma Practice series: Mindfulness of Breathing RSS iTunes

A 9-month program focusing on the development of Anapanasati, Mindfulness of Breathing. Meditation on breathing is one of the most common forms of meditation in Buddhism.

This 9-month program is based on the Anapanasati Sutta, which details the Buddha's instructions for using the breath as a means to develop the entire path of meditation practice. It is a practice that develops insight, the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness, the 7 Factors of Awakening and ultimately Liberation. A combination of meditation, teachings, and discussions.

Past Dharma Practice Seres are also available:

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  • 16 Steps of Anapanasati by Gil Fronsdal (PDF)

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 2   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing month 2, part 1
• Guided meditation and introduction
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 31:35
DPD-Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2, part 2
• Review of first tetrad: Guided meditation on relaxing the bodily formation and discussion
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 60:46
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing Month 2, part 3
• 1st step of 2nd tetrad-- Short talk and guided meditation on joy and well-being
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 45:13
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2 part 4
• Brief talk and group discussion
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 26:19
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing Month 2, pt 5
• Anapanasati: Guided meditation on Joy and pleasure
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 36:03
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2, pt 6
• Closing- discussion of 5th and 6th tetrad, Joy (piti), and pleasure (sukha)
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 34:35
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 3   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 1
Gil Fronsdal 2015-11-06 2:06:05
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 2
Gil Fronsdal 2015-11-06 1:40:44
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 4   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 1_Guided Meditation
Gil Fronsdal 2015-12-04 25:09
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part2
Gil Fronsdal 2015-12-04 57:46
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 3
Gil Fronsdal 2015-12-04 31:50
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 4
Gil Fronsdal 2015-12-04 58:26
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 5
• Guided meditation on breathing with what blocks us, and closing comments
Gil Fronsdal 2015-12-04 45:52
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 5   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, part 1
• Guided meditation on relating mindfully to breathing, and group discussion.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-22 47:42
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, part 2
• The basics of Anapanasati, tetrads through relaxing the bodily and mental formations.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-22 1:19:24
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, pt3
• On impermanence and awareness.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-22 56:51
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 6   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 1
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 29:23
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 2
• Exploring the breath.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 54:42
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 3
• Attention to intention in Anapanasati: guided meditation and group discussion.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 39:04
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 7   RSS iTunes

DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 1
• Anapanasati steps of 13, 14, and 15: Impermanence, fading away, and cessation, introduced by cultivating stability, well-being, and relaxation.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 40:57
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 2
• Guided meditation on cultivating stability and the perception of arising and passing away. Group Q&A.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 50:17
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 3
• Introduction to fading away (viraga), followed by a guided meditation on well-being.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 32:10
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 4
• Gil discusses peripheral awareness and fading away, guided meditation, Q&A
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 53:00
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 5
• Introduction to cessation (nirodha), guided meditation on cessation, Q&A
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 50:39
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 8   RSS iTunes
8th in a nine-part series of community practice days dedicated to different dimensions of mindfulness of breathing.
Mindfulness of breathing; introduction and discussion (Month 8, part 1).
• Intro meditation, followed by discussion of "what do you gain by attending to the breath?"
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 40:02
Relaxing into being a companion for the body and breath (Month 8, part 2)
• Brief talk, guided meditation, and discussion: In what way does being aware of the breathing relax you? In what way does relaxing help you to be present for breathing?
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 52:40
Mindfulness of Breathing, small picture and big picture. (Month 8, pt3)
• Second tetrad, in reverse order
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 33:38
Mindfulness of Breathing -impermanence, fading away, relinquishment, and ceasing (Month 8, pt4)
• A quick tour through the fourth tetrad
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 31:51
Mindfulness of Breathing, becoming aware of mental formations and gentling your heart. (Month 8, part 5)
• Q&A: Continuing anapanasati while becoming aware of mental activity and calming the heart.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 22:59
Wrap up: becoming better friends with the breath, Q&A about mental formations. (Month 8, part 6)
• Remarks, silent and lightly guided meditation, Q&A, closing.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 21:25
DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 9   RSS iTunes
Final day in a nine-part series of community practice days dedicated to different dimensions of mindfulness of breathing.
Mindfulness of Breathing, Introduction. (Month 9, part 1)
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 30:46
Overview of the sixteen steps (Month 9, part 2)
• The four tetrads (sets of four) are to (1) relax the body, (2) after a sense of well-being arises, to relax mental activities and the mind, (3) with deep satisfaction, to relax and let go of preoccupations, and (4) relax further, lighten up, loosen deeper attachments, and see how things are constantly changing.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 40:10
Guided Meditation Overview (Month 9, part 3)
• 2nd meditation "tour" of the 16 steps, up to impermanence
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 44:22
Preoccupations, inconstancy and impermanence. (Month 9, part 4)
• Talk, Q&A, and group discussion
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 47:57
Mindfulness of Breathing, Knowledge and Vision. (Month 9, part 5)
• Meditation, Q&A, and closing.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 35:33
Guided Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati) Meditations   RSS iTunes
From the 2015-2016 Anapanasati Dharma Practice Series

Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Four forms of mindfulness of breathing
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-23 22:28
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: breath and peripheral awareness
• Being with the rythym of breath and peripheral awareness.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-23 35:10
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing and cultivating Joy and Ease
Gil Fronsdal 2015-10-09 23:16
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing the mental formation
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-23 17:36
Guided Anapanasati Meditation -- Exploring impermanence and awareness.
• Beginning exploration of the 3rd and fourth tetrads.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-01-23 33:49
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Exploring the Breath
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 12:01
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relating to the breath.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 33:02
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: noticing ease and effortlessness
Gil Fronsdal 2016-02-19 39:04
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Cultivating well-being
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 25:16
Guided Anapanasati meditation: Stability in percieving impermanence
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 33:31
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Peripheral awareness and fading away
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 32:35
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Noticing absence and little cessations
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-18 26:33
Anapanasati Meditation: Knowing the Breath
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 24:54
Anapanasati Meditation: Reassurance of the breath
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-13 20:36
Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing mental formations by being present and letting go.
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 19:30
Anapanasati Meditation -- impermanence, fading away, and letting go
Gil Fronsdal 2016-04-15 24:15

 

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