Lama Mark Webber “Gasping for Breath”
Excerpt from a talk given in November, 2008. Anapanasati, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Dzogchen teachings. Bodega Resort, Galiano Island, BC, Canada.
Lama Mark’s new CD set, “All Life Breathing” is available to order from Terry Frewer.
This entire series of 25 talks was recorded during a month-long retreat on Anapanasati (Mindfulness of Breath) and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (November 8- December 7, 2008). There are 21 successive talks on Anapanasati followed by 4 classes of Dzogchen (Great Perfection) teachings. Lama Mark Webber taught from the Buddha’s Anapanasati Sutta (Mindfulness of Breath, Majjhima Nikaya 118), the Buddha’s discourse called the Maha Satipathana Sutta (Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Digha Nikaya 22), the Vimuttimagga (The Path of Freedom) by the Arahant Upatissa, and The Essential Point in Three Statements by Khepa Sri Gyalpo (Patrul Rinpoche).
The setting was Bodega Ridge, a quiet lodge on Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. The lodge is nestled on 22 acres of pristine coastal wilderness with magnificent views of Trincomali Channel, the surrounding Gulf Islands, and the Vancouver Island mountains. It was the perfect setting for 20 enthusiastic retreatants to receive teaching, personal guidance, and meditate deeply.