Kayagatasati Sutta කායගතාසති සූත්‍රය

 A new series on Kayagatasati Sutta during One Day Retreats was started at Nissaranavanaya monastery by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero on 05 August 2017. One Day Retreat series is conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero and this is the second sutta of the series.

Kayagatasati Sutta outlines the development of mindfulness through observing and contemplating the body. The Kayagatasati sutta stresses the need for constant awareness of the body’s positions, “When walking, the monk discerns, ‘I am walking.’ When standing, he discerns, ‘I am standing.’ When sitting, he discerns, ‘I am sitting.’ When lying down, he discerns, ‘I am lying down’. The Sutta also outlines the practice of “reflections on repulsiveness of the body” (Patikulamanasikara). 

The Sutta then explains the attainment of the first four rupa Jhanas, states of calm concentration reached through meditation.

Finally, the Sutta outlines the ten benefits of these practices which are as follows:

  • Conquering displeasure & delight.
  • Conquering fear & dread.
  • Resistance to temperature, pain and the elements.
  • Attainment of the four Jhanas.
  • “Manifold supranormal powers” (ex. walking on water, walking through walls)
  • Supernatural hearing.
  • Psychic powers – knowing the “awareness of other beings”.
  • Recollection of past lives.
  • Seeing “by means of the divine eye, purified & surpassing the human”.

Please click below to reach the text of the sutta from Thripitakaya.org;

කායගතාසති සූත්‍රය

The latest additions (final) nos. 22, 23 & 24 are added on 06 May 2018.

The next one day retreat will be conducted on 09 June 2018. It will commence at 7.20 am with observing the 8 precepts. The Yogis will be provided with Lunch and evening Tea. Breakfast will not be provided.

To listen directly: Please left click on the link to listen directly. Once the link is clicked, you will be directed to a separate page containing the talk. Usually the file starts to play in that window. If it doesn’t you could highlight the browser window and click ‘reload this page’. It will start to play.

To download: You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting “save link as” from the drop down menu.

  1. 01. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 071_05-08-201
  2. 02. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 01_Ānāpānasati 01_05-08-2017
  3. 03. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 02_02-09-2017
  4. 04. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 02_Iriyāpatha_02-09-2017
  5. 05. Guided Mindfulness in Sitting_07-10-2017
  6. 06. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 03_07-10-2017
  7. 07. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 03_Sampajañña_07-10-2017
  8. 08. Guided Mindfulness in Sitting_11-11-2017
  9. 09. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 04_11-11-2017
  10. 10. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 04_Asubha_11-11-2017
  11. 11. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 05_02-12-2017
  12. 12. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 05_Dhātumanasikāra_02-12-2017
  13. 13. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 06_06-01-2018
  14. 14. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 06_Nawasivathikaya_06-01-2018
  15. 15. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 07_03-02-2018
  16. 16. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Dhamma Talk 07_Prathama Dhyānaya_03-02-2018
  17. 17. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 08_03-03-2018
  18. 18. Kāyagatāsati Sutta_Dhamma Talk 08_Dvithiya Dhyānaya_03-03-2018
  19. 19. Guided Sitting Meditation_07-04-2018
  20. 20. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 09_07-04-2018
  21. 21. Kāyagatāsati Sutta_Dhamma Talk 09_Thruthiya Dhyānaya_07-04-2018
  22. 22.Guided Sitting Meditation_05-05-2018
  23. 23. Kāyagatāsati Sutta – Q&A 10_05-05-2018
  24. 24. Kāyagatāsati Sutta_Dhamma Talk 10_Chathurtha Dhyānaya_05-05-2018

Kayagatasati Sutta completed.

Please click here to reach the previous One Day Series conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana on ආනාපානසති සූත්‍රය.

Please click here to reach all the Dhamma sermons/Discussions conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero.

11 thoughts on “Kayagatasati Sutta කායගතාසති සූත්‍රය

  1. You’re doing great service to the humans In the whole world. Damma sermons delivered by ven.p.Dharmarathana thero help to have correct picture of real “Budda Desana”.NIWAN SUWAMA PATHAMI……….

      • Though I tried to down load thero’s “Dharma Deshana “l was unable to do so .It says that “vidio is unable to down load .could you please direct me how to down load thero’s Dharma Deshana .Thanks .Ranaweera.

        • Dear Mr. Ranaweera,

          Firstly these are not video files. These are audio files.

          Instructions on how to download is given on the web page itself. To repeat the instructions – You could download the file by right clicking on the link and then selecting “save link as” from the drop down menu.

          With Metta,


  2. ඉතා වටිනා දේශණා අප වෙත ලබා දෙමින් සිදු කරන මේ උතුම් ශාසනික සේවාව අගය කරමි.එසේම එම දේශණාවේ අන්තර්ගත කරුණු පිළිබදව දක්වන විස්තරයද ඉතාමත් වටිනව.

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