Bhikkhu Anālayo, PhD, is a German-born Buddhist monk, author, and scholar who teaches on the interpretations of early Buddhist texts, mindfulness practices, and Insight meditation.
For those who approach Buddhism as a system of mental development, this book is a reliable and accessible guide to understanding the significance of themes from the Pali discourses. Themes include grasping, right view, craving, passion, contemplation of feeling, happiness, and liberation.
In his new book, Superiority Conceit in Buddhist Traditions, Bhikkhu Analayo investigates some of the ways we as Buddhists have deluded ourselves about the “other”—from ongoing discrimination against women to the idea that Theravada practitioners have special access to the “pure” teachings.
In April 2015 Venerable Bhikkhu Analayo — renowned German Buddhist monk, scholar, author, and teacher — led an 11-day meditation retreat for advanced practitioners at Spirit Rock centered around his comparative studies of the canonical versions of the Satipatthana Sutta (the Buddha's Four Foundations...