In 2023, Bhikkhu Anālayo will offer a satipaṭṭhāna retreat for Dutch and Flemish speaking practitioners for the first time!
"This is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbãna, namely, the four satipaììhãnas."
Satipaṭṭhāna is a word in Pāli, a language spoken 2500 years ago when the Buddha began to share his teachings. The word consists of two terms: “sati”, usually translated in English as mindfulness, and “upaṭṭhāna” usually translated as origin or establishment, giving satipaṭṭhāna the meaning of base or establishment of mindfulness.
Therefore, the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (MN10) and the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (DN22), two of the most celebrated and studied discourses of the Buddha, are considered a fundamental guide for many Buddhist meditation practitioners.
This retreat designed by Bhikkhu Anālayo explores the four establishments of mindfulness (body, mind, feeling and dhammas). Each day during the retreat, a different part of the four establishments of mindfulness will be highlighted.
In this way you can explore the different topics in your own meditation practice and deepen your understanding of them. But also the different parts of satipaṭṭhāna meditation are brought together and you can experience this practice as a whole.
Satipaṭṭhāna practice can support both our meditation process and the way we deal with our experiences in daily life. This transformative practice can support the mind and heart on the path to liberation.
30NOW and Āgama Research Group cordially invite you to deepen your practice with the liberating teachings of the Satipaṭṭhāna sutta.