Walpola Sri Rahula

Walpola Sri Rahula (1907–1997), a Sri Lankan monk, was the author of What the Buddha Taught and a professor at Northwestern University.

Magazine Meditation & Practice


ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN, popular and practical examples of “meditation” connected with the body is called “The Mindfulness or Awareness of in-and-out breathing” (anopanosati). It is for this “meditation” only that a particular and definite posture is prescribed in the text. For other forms of “meditation” given in this sutta, you may sit, stand, […]

By Walpola Sri Rahula
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