Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

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Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

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My main practice at the moment besides the preliminaries is mindfulness of breathing. My main source on this is mainly that of Theravada monks like Thanissaro Bhikkhu, whose explanations of mindfulness of breathing based on the anapanasati sutta have been very helpful. I've also found Alan Wallace's books on samatha helpful too.

I was wondering about the main Tibetan sources for mindfulness of breathing (and related practices dealing with the breath that could be helpful). Are they as I suspect, mainly the Yogacarabhumi and the Abhidharmakosha? Are there any modern texts which touch on mindfulness of breathing from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective?

I've heard of something called the ninefold clearing which is taught by folks like Reggie Ray. Does anyone know the source of this practice? Also is Reginald Ray a good source for this he seems to have some books and audio courses out on "somatic" practices?

Thanks in advance. :smile:
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Re: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

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Arthaviniscaya sutra contains the teaching of mindfulness of breathing, there exists also an Indian commentary to it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthaviniscaya _Sutra
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Re: Tibetan sources of ānāpānasmṛti

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At one point I was quite interested in this, did a lot of research, and put that into here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anapanasa ... _tradition
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