Conversation with Pi: The Indian Mind versus the Chinese Mind

Kenneth Leong
17 min readSep 17, 2023

Ken: I want to talk about the two different forms of meditation. According to the Satipatthana Sutta, mindfulness meditation is all we need for liberation. But most Chinese Buddhists are only familiar with sitting meditation.

Pi: Ah, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness! You’re referring to the teachings of the Buddha on mindfulness as a path to enlightenment…

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Kenneth Leong

Author, Zen teacher, scientific mystic, professor, photographer, philosopher, social commentator, socially engaged human