Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at Dharma centers and groups internationally. He is guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and of Mindful Schools. He practices and teaches meditation that integrates compassion, mindfulness, concentration and insight as one path of practice. Richard is the author of The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation and The Experience of Samadhi.
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Flesh, Sinews, Bone, Bone Marrow, Kidneys. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part.
The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.