Bhikkhu Anālayo

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Bhikkhu Anālayo is a scholar-monk, writer and teacher in the Theravada tradition. He is the author of numerous books on meditation and early Buddhism, such as Satipatthāna: The Direct Path to Realization, Perspectives on Satipatthāna, and Satipatthāna Meditation: A Practice Guide.[1]

"He is a Faculty Member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, having retired from being a professor at the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg. His main area of academic research is early Buddhism, with a special interest in the topics of meditation and women in Buddhism."[1] He is also a co-founder of the Agama Research Group.[2]

"Bhikkhu Anālayo was born in Germany in 1962 and ordained in Sri Lanka in 1995. In the year 2000 he completed a PhD thesis on the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta at the University of Peradeniya (published by Windhorse in the UK). In the year 2007 he completed a Habilitation research at the University of Marburg, in which he compared the Majjhima-nikāya discourses with their Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan counterparts. Besides his academic activities, he regularly teaches meditation."[3][4]

He has developed 12-week online course, The Foundations of Mindfulness, produced through a partnership between the Insight Meditation Society and Wisdom Publications, which explores how the study and practice of mindfulness intersects with areas such as compassion, ethics, wisdom, concentration, and more.[1][3]

He is a student of Bhikkhu Bodhi.[5] He has also studied Dzogchen meditation with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Insight Meditation Society - Bhikkhu Anālayo
  2. Agama Research Group
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Foundations of Mindfulness, online course
  4. Anālayo (2004). Satipaṭṭhāna, the Direct Path to Realization. Birmingham: Windhorse. ISBN 978-1899579549. 
  5. Bhikkhu Yogananda (15 October 2010). "Anālayo, The Meditative Scholar". Archived from the original on 11 November 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2010. 

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