An absolute essential of Buddhist thought and practice.
In addition to practitioners of Insight meditation, those who engage in other meditation forms such as dzogchen, mahamudra, and zazen will find that The Four Foundation of Mindfulness provides new means of understanding how to approach and deepen their own practices.
The entire Great Discourse is included here, coupled with a beautifully clear commentary from the great scholar-yogi, Venerable U Silananda.
U Silananda is a Burmese monk. His is the Spiritual Advisor of the Theravada Buddhist Society of America, which has a large center in Half Moon Bay, California. He also is the Spiritual Director of centers in Berkeley and San Jose, California, and in Florida. He teaches in both English and Burmese.
"The Maha Satipatthana Sutta, the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is one of the key teachings of the Buddha, and Venerable U Silananda has written one of its best and most illuminating commentaries."
– Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation
"Venerable U Silananda, being a scholar and a yogi, is able to harmonize doctrine and practice so that there are no gaps between the two realms."
– Larry Rosenberg, Director, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
"Lucid, soothing, and practical."
– Kate Wheeler, author of When Mountains Walked
"The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is, like all of Wisdom's books, beautiful in all respects."
– Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are