Satipatthāna Workshop Video Available in YouTube Now!
In 2012 Āyasmā Aggacitta conducted Satipatthāna Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop seven times in different parts of Malaysia and in Singapore. A total of about 500 people participated in the workshops, initiated by Nalanda Institute, Malaysia. Now, after more than a year of patient editing and polishing, the video recording of the last workshop held from 26 – 29 July 2012 in Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary, Taiping, Perak, Malaysia, has been uploaded to YouTube for public viewing. The series of video clips are systematically linked at satipatthanasbs.com. As the total duration is about 20 hours, there are altogether 70 video files.
Structure of Workshop
The 4-day programme covers all aspects of the Sutta, including
· Its historical background
· An overview
· The Pāli text and translation
· A comparative survey of the satipatthāna material in various Buddhist traditions.
The format consists of group chanting in Pāli, translation into English, explanation and word analysis by Āyasmā Aggacitta, discussion and presentation by the participants, followed by Āyasmā Aggacitta’s explanation. Sutta study is made practical through guided meditation exercises wherever and whenever applicable. Among other revelations, this workshop clarifies the meaning of samādhi, the distinction between samatha and vipassanā, and the difference between jhāna in the suttas and in the Visuddhimagga.
Availibilty in DVD CDs
A limited number of DVD CDs of this video in MP4 will be produced soon. It is to be used with the course book, which will be included in PDF. The hard copy may be obtained from Nalanda Institute. An article by Ajahn Thanissaro called “Two Types of Jhānas?” will also be included in PDF.
How to Obtain the DVD CDs
This Satipatthāna Pack of DVDs will be available FOC only upon request from:
Nalanda Institute Malaysia
3357, Jalan 18/31,
Taman Sri Serdang,
43300 Seri Kembangan,
Tel: 6-03-8938-1500/ 1501
Special thanks to the dedicated production team, especially Lim Teik Leong, Mickael Chia and Jimmy Yap.
Since the announcement on the official launch of the Satipatthāna Workshop Video on YouTube, Nalanda Institute has received enquiries on when the DVD CDs of the video will be available. The DVDs are being produced and will only be ready after Wesak. As soon as they are ready for distribution, we will make an announcement to the group. So, please keep a lookout for the announcement and contact Nalanda Institute then for a free copy of the DVD.