Anapanasati Meditation Guided meditation by Meditation Teacher S N Goenka

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Guided meditation by Meditation Teacher S N Goenka

Anapana sati in Pali means ‘mindfulness of breathing ‘, “sati” means mindfulness and the word Anapana” in Pali refers to The Art of Inhalation and Exhalation, Pali was a Middle Indo-Aryan language which was used by Buddha in his days.

Anapanasati was originally taught by the Buddha in several sutras including vipassana and Anapanasati Sutta. Another synonyms of Anapanasati means to feel the sensations caused by the movements of the breath in the body, as is practiced in the context of mindfulness.

Anapanasati is a core meditation practiced in various Buddhist schools of thoughts.

Practicing Anapana sati Meditation

Anapanasati meditation is a Art of watchfulness, by bringing our entire awareness on the incoming and outgoing breath. While staying aware of the inhalation and exhalation, during the entire period of meditation we have to be aware of only one thing and that is the breath, If the breath is long, then notice that the breath is long, if the breath is short, to notice that the breath is short.

During this meditation be absolutely sure that you make no effort to change the pattern of breathing and just be a watcher and witness to your incoming and outgoing breathe.

Bringing all the awareness only on the spot where the breath enters and leaves the nostrils (i.e., the nostril and upper lip area). Becoming aware of the breath without counting

By mastering this meditation, you can also master your emotion; practice this meditation in your day to day life.

Mastering Emotion with Anapana sati Meditation

Whenever you are in state of any emotions, watch and witness your breathe, when you get angry, or happy or even when you are spending intimate time with your loved one, maintain perfect equanimity to your breathe and do not try to change the breathe, just be a watcher and witness the breathe coming in and out of your nostril and with gradual practice you will notice that emotions have no longer any effects on your consciousness, you will be master of your consciousness in all situation.

Advance stage of Anapana sati is Vipassana meditation which goes beyond watching our breathe.

About Meditation Teacher S N Goenka

Mr. Goenka is a teacher of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin of Burma (Myanmar).
Though Indian by descent, Mr. Goenka was born and raised in Burma. While living in Burma he had the good fortune to come into contact with U Ba Khin, and to learn the technique of Vipassana from him. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. In a country still sharply divided by differences of caste and religion, the courses offered by Mr. Goenka have attracted thousands of people from every part of society. In addition, many people from countries around the world have come to join courses in Vipassana meditation

The Vipassana meditation technique taught by S. N.Goenka represents a tradition that is traced back to the Buddha. The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion, Buddha taught Dhamma the way to liberation which is universal and has no philosophies or any kind of belief of dogmas
Following the same practice of Buddha , Mr. Goenka’s approach is totally non-sectarian. For this reason, his teaching has a profound appeal to people of all backgrounds, of every religion and no religion, and from every part of the world.
Mr. Goenka was the recepient one of the prestigious Padma Awards from the President of India for 2012. This award is the highest civilian award given by the Indian Government.

Official Vipassana Meditation website: www.dhamma.org

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