Ajahn Pasanno – Anapanasati Mindfulness on In-and-Out Breathing
Ven. Pasanno Bhikkhu took ordination in Thailand in 1974, with Ven. Phra Khru Nañasirivatana as preceptor. During his first year as a monk he was taken by his teacher to meet Ajahn Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train.
One of the early residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, Ven. Pasanno became its abbot in his ninth year. During his incumbency Wat Pah Nanachat developed considerably, both in physical size and in reputation, and Ajahn Pasanno has become a very well-known and highly respected monk and Dhamma teacher in Thailand.
Ajahn Pasanno moved to California on New Year’s Eve of 1997 to share the abbotship of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
This series of Dhamma Talks on the stages of Anapanasati was originally given to the community at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery from the 4th to the 22nd of January, 2005, during the annual Winter Retreat.
Dhamma Talks on Anapanasati
Talk 1 – Turning to the Formal Practice
Talk 11 – Gladdening the Mind
The Anapanasati Sutta
Talk 2 – Preparing the Mind to Receive the Dhamma
Talk 12 – Concentrating the Mind
Talk 3 – Being Present With Pain, Pleasure, and the Neutral
Talk 13 – Releasing the Mind
Talk 4 – Recognizing and Relinquishing the Hindrances
Talk 14 – Contemplating Impermanence, I Breathe In
Talk 5 – Working Further With the Hindrances
Talk 15 – Investigating Dispassion
Talk 6 – Nourishing and Starving the Hindrances
Talk 16 – Death and Dispassion
Talk 7 – Silence, Composure, plus the Hindrances
Talk 17 – Attending to Cessation
Talk 8 – Sitting, Walking, and the Hindrances
Talk 18 – Relinquishing the Defilements
Talk 9 – Working With Mind Objects
Talk 19 – Backbone of the Practice
Talk 10 – Experiencing the Mind