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Mindfulness As Taught by the Buddha

In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana."

Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings on the practice of meditation. On Abiding in Mindfulness, Insight Meditation Society cofounder Joseph Goldstein presents a three-volume, 32-CD audio curriculum to reveal the deeper insights of this vital sutta, and how it serves to inform and guide your own daily practice.

In-Depth Study of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Volume 1 introduces you to the first satipatthana, the domain of the body, leading us to a clearer understanding of the elements and energies that make up our physical form. Volume 2 takes us to the second foundation, mindfulness of feelings, as we explore how to achieve deeper happiness and ease of being through moment–by–moment mindfulness of our feeling states. Volumes 2 and 3 illuminate the third foundation, known as mindfulness of mind. Then we conclude this landmark work with a thorough investigation of the fourth foundation, mindfulness of dhamma, or the "categories of phenomena" that we experience.

After four decades studying and practicing the Satipatthana Sutta, Joseph Goldstein concludes that the seeds of all the Buddha's teachings are contained within this revered text. Abiding in Mindfulness is an unprecedented audio series for anyone walking the Buddha's path to happiness and fulfillment.

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Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 2

Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 3

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Indispensable Review by Jeb

Consumer Orientation: This collection is appropriate for anyone with a very serious interest in meditation. The content is probably most resonant for Theravadin Buddhists, but I would personally recommend the set to Buddhists of any persuasion, as well as to anyone in pursuit of the ultimate goal of enlightenment.

Value: The set contains a very comprehensive analysis of the Satipatthana Sutta and serious meditators will find Goldstein's insights and guidance to be both thought-provoking and helpful.

Strengths: Goldstein's treatment of the material is comprehensive and his command of it is extraordinary. Goldstein is a likeable speaker who is easy to listen to, and the course itself is well-structured.

Weaknesses: The richness of the material can make it cognitively demanding at times. (Realistically, though, this problem is probably unavoidable, given the profound nature of the subject matter.) Be advised that the recording could stand to be better equalized in parts, and that you may need to adjust the volume at times in order to compensate for this.

Notes: This set will be most appreciated by people who enjoy intense philosophical contemplation. I would probably not recommend it to beginning meditators or to people who are not particularly interested in the intricacies of Buddhist thought.

(Posted on 3/14/2015)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Dean McCormick


(Posted on 7/24/2012)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Joyce "Jo" Kilmer

Brilliant clarity in transmitting the Buddha's teachings.

(Posted on 4/4/2012)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Kimberly Groesch

Fantastic collection. I'm not through it all and I don't want to rush but it was worth every penny.

(Posted on 11/17/2011)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Igor Nechepurenko

It's a great listening, very enlightening
My expectations are totally met

(Posted on 11/16/2011)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Dennis Gaudet

Thoroughly disenchanting!:)

Got Analayo's book to go with it.

Best purchases in a long time.

Thank you

(Posted on 10/31/2011)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by John B

I bought the two sets several years ago. I listened to them the first time through while working for months on remodeling part of my home. Then, this past year I took them out and listened again. This was after studying this sutra by other authors and from other lineage holders. I am now listening to these talks over and over having downloaded to my iPod. Each time something new is revealed.

(Posted on 10/11/2011)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by patrick raftery

very comprehensive

(Posted on 8/22/2011)

Review for Abiding in Mindfulness Collection Review by Barbara Casey

I've listened to 5 of the 36 CDs in this collection. The talks are clear, detailed and very informative. Very helpful.

(Posted on 7/10/2011)

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Contents 32 CDs (38 hours, 15 minutes), 2 Study guides (35 pages each)
Date Published April 20, 2011
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code AP02371

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Contents 3 Audio downloads (38 hours, 15 minutes), 2 Study guides (35 pages each)
Filetypes M4A, M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published April 20, 2011
Product Code AP02372