Truth Of Happiness Week Two Talk The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness Introduces the week two Dhamma Study topic on integrating The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness into Shamatha-Vipassana meditation and the broader framework of the Eightfold Path. Included at the end of the talk is a twenty-minute Shamatha-Vipassana meditation session. The talk concludes with Metta Intentional Meditation.

My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings  (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.

Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.

I have made contextual edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

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