“Mindfulness of breathing” (ānā – inhalation; pāna – exhalation; “sati” mindfulness) is a form of Buddhist meditation originally taught by Gautama Buddha in several suttas including the Ānāpānasati Sutta. It is the core meditation practice in Theravada, Tiantai, Tibetan Dzogchen, and Chan (Zen) traditions of Buddhism, as well as a part of many modern Western “mindfulness” programs.

( sa: ānāpānasmṛti )

Related: prāṇā, prāṇāyāma, …

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