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Dharma Practice series: Mindfulness of Breathing

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:

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 2

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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing month 2, part 1 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 31:36 31:36
2015.10.09
DPD-Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2, part 2 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 1:00:47 1:00:47
2015.10.09
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing Month 2, part 3 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 45:13 45:13
2015.10.09
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2 part 4 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 26:19 26:19
2015.10.09
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing Month 2, pt 5 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 36:04 36:04
2015.10.09
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 2, pt 6 Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 34:35 34:35
2015.10.09

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 3

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 1 Gil Fronsdal 2015.11.06 2:06:05 2:06:05
2015.11.06
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 3, part 2 Gil Fronsdal 2015.11.06 1:40:44 1:40:44
2015.11.06

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 4

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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 1_Guided Meditation Gil Fronsdal 2015.12.04 25:09 25:09
2015.12.04
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part2 Gil Fronsdal 2015.12.04 57:47 57:47
2015.12.04
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 3 Gil Fronsdal 2015.12.04 31:50 31:50
2015.12.04
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 4 Gil Fronsdal 2015.12.04 58:26 58:26
2015.12.04
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 4, Part 5 Gil Fronsdal 2015.12.04 45:52 45:52
2015.12.04

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 5

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, part 1 Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.22 47:42 47:42
2016.01.22
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, part 2 Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.22 1:19:24 1:19:24
2016.01.22
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 5, pt3 Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.22 56:52 56:52
2016.01.22

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 6

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 1 Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 29:24 29:24
2016.02.19
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 2 Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 54:42 54:42
2016.02.19
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 6, part 3 Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 39:05 39:05
2016.02.19

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 7

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DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 1 Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 40:58 40:58
2016.03.18
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 2 Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 50:18 50:18
2016.03.18
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 3 Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 32:10 32:10
2016.03.18
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 4 Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 53:00 53:00
2016.03.18
DPD- Mindfulness of Breathing, Month 7, part 5 Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 50:39 50:39
2016.03.18

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 8

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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Mindfulness of breathing; introduction and discussion (Month 8, part 1). Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 40:03 40:03
2016.04.15
Relaxing into being a companion for the body and breath (Month 8, part 2) Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 52:41 52:41
2016.04.15
Mindfulness of Breathing, small picture and big picture. (Month 8, pt3) Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 33:38 33:38
2016.04.15
Mindfulness of Breathing -impermanence, fading away, relinquishment, and ceasing (Month 8, pt4) Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 31:51 31:51
2016.04.15
Mindfulness of Breathing, becoming aware of mental formations and gentling your heart. (Month 8, part 5) Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 22:59 22:59
2016.04.15
Wrap up: becoming better friends with the breath, Q&A about mental formations. (Month 8, part 6) Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 21:25 21:25
2016.04.15

DPD: Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati), Month 9

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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Mindfulness of Breathing, Introduction. (Month 9, part 1) Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 30:47 30:47
2016.05.13
Overview of the sixteen steps (Month 9, part 2) Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 40:11 40:11
2016.05.13
Guided Meditation Overview (Month 9, part 3) Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 44:23 44:23
2016.05.13
Preoccupations, inconstancy and impermanence. (Month 9, part 4) Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 47:57 47:57
2016.05.13
Mindfulness of Breathing, Knowledge and Vision. (Month 9, part 5) Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 35:33 35:33
2016.05.13

Guided Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati) Meditations

Title Speaker Date Length Length/
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Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Four forms of mindfulness of breathing Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.23 22:29 22:29
2016.01.23
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: breath and peripheral awareness Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.23 35:11 35:11
2016.01.23
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing and cultivating Joy and Ease Gil Fronsdal 2015.10.09 23:16 23:16
2015.10.09
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing the mental formation Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.23 17:36 17:36
2016.01.23
Guided Anapanasati Meditation -- Exploring impermanence and awareness. Gil Fronsdal 2016.01.23 33:50 33:50
2016.01.23
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Exploring the Breath Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 12:01 12:01
2016.02.19
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Relating to the breath. Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 33:03 33:03
2016.02.19
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: noticing ease and effortlessness Gil Fronsdal 2016.02.19 39:05 39:05
2016.02.19
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Cultivating well-being Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 25:17 25:17
2016.03.18
Guided Anapanasati meditation: Stability in percieving impermanence Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 33:32 33:32
2016.03.18
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Peripheral awareness and fading away Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 32:35 32:35
2016.03.18
Guided Anapanasati Meditation: Noticing absence and little cessations Gil Fronsdal 2016.03.18 26:34 26:34
2016.03.18
Anapanasati Meditation: Knowing the Breath Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 24:55 24:55
2016.04.15
Anapanasati Meditation: Reassurance of the breath Gil Fronsdal 2016.05.13 20:36 20:36
2016.05.13
Anapanasati Meditation: Relaxing mental formations by being present and letting go. Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 19:31 19:31
2016.04.15
Anapanasati Meditation -- impermanence, fading away, and letting go Gil Fronsdal 2016.04.15 24:15 24:15
2016.04.15

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