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  • The method of meditation that he used is called anapanasati, mindfulness of the in and out breaths.

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  • He was staying at a house in the Chicago suburbs, teaching anapanasati meditation — “watching the breath” — to anyone interested enough to stop by.

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  • Thai forest monk Ajahn Brahm traces the path from mindfulness to profound meditative states through the sixteen steps of anapanasati. is the enlightenment of the Buddha.

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  • The Buddha described the practice of anapanasati as consisting of preliminary preparations followed by sixteen steps.

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  • The Buddha continued to teach anapanasati for the remainder of his life.

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  • This "wow!" response needs to be subdued in the eighth step of anapanasati in favor of absolute passivity.

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  • WHEN YOU ARE SILENTLY AWARE of whatever it is that is happening right now, in front of your mind, then you have established the level of mindfulness required to begin progressing along the sixteen steps of anapanasati.

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  • Means 'mindfulness of breathing', a fundamental form of meditation taught by the Buddha. (Wikipedia)

    May 29, 2008