Satipatthana Sutta Translation

A POETIC INTERPRETIVE TRANSLATION OF THE SATIPATTHANA SUTTA   ©2017 Jason Siff (originally self-published in 1997) All rights reserved. Permission must be obtained to use this material in any form whatsoever, including public readings, study groups, or Dharma groups. Parts One, Two, & Three will be published at a later …

The Touch of the Hands

From the Satipatthana meditation instruction to hold one’s attention around the face, which I used for quite some time when I was a monk in Sri Lanka, I then shifted to placing my attention on the whole front of my body while sitting. That is the instruction I gave to …

Satipatthana Intro

It would be safe to say that practically every form of Vipassana Meditation is based on the Satipatthana Sutta in some way or another. People who teach watching the in and out breath, either at the nostrils or the belly, body sweeping, noting, mindfulness, and choice-less awareness, to name the …

History

Recollective Awareness Meditation comes out of Jason Siff’s meditation teaching beginning in 1988 when he was a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka. It gradually evolved in the 1990s after Jason left the Buddhist Order and moved to Los Angeles. By the time he founded the Skillful Meditation Project in 1996, …

Redesign

When I was a monk in Sri Lanka, I developed a meditation practice that differed from ones that I had been taught in the permission it gave to students to be more honest with themselves and by proving itself to be more compatible with the Buddha’s teachings. During the nearly …