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06_the_mahasi_method.pdf
06_the_mahasi_method.pdf06 Introducing the Mahasi Method4404 viewsPatrick Kearney

This is an introduction to the method of insight meditation developed by Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar which sums up our introduction to serenity and insight by examining a particular approach to insight meditation.
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(14 votes)
gawarens.pdf
gawarens.pdfA Guide to Awareness4077 viewsThe Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). This is a series of twenty-two talks given at Wat Bovornives, Bangkok by H.H.Somdet Phra Sanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is the Buddha's explanation of the practice of mindfulness meditation within the framework of four foundations of awareness: body, feelings, mind-states and the mental content. If you read this book, you will discover the truth of the 'knots' and problems that exist within you. In short, this can be described as the 'knot of suffering'. You may also then see the method to unravel and safeguard against this suffering.33333
(10 votes)
05_watching_the_mind-stream.pdf
05_watching_the_mind-stream.pdf05 Contemplating the Thought Stream3930 viewsPatrick Kearney

Contemplating the thought stream. This week we learn to use the thoughts flowing through the mind as a meditation object, and so redefine our relationship to distraction.
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(11 votes)
03_seeing_the_elements.pdf
03_seeing_the_elements.pdf03 Perceiving Impermanence4216 viewsPatrick Kearney

Perceiving impermanence. Discusses the centrality of the concept of impermanence (aniccata) to the Buddha's approach to insight, and explore the elements of earth, water, fire and air.
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(10 votes)
04_cultivating_love.pdf
04_cultivating_love.pdf04 Cultivating the Sublime States3894 viewsPatrick Kearney

Cultivating the sublime states of love, compassion, joy and equanimity. This is an example of a serenity practice which also has implications for insight.
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(8 votes)
01Practicing_Vipassana.pdf
01Practicing_Vipassana.pdfPracticing Vipassana Meditation4160 viewsMany people all over the world are now practicing the Buddhist meditation known as Vipassana or Insight Meditation. Western psychotherapies have taken it up as ‘mindfulness’ as well as ordinary people who have found it beneficial in coping with the stresses and strains of modern life. While many are increasingly taking time out to attend retreats in Vipassana meditation centres. So this series of text will take you the basic practice.33333
(6 votes)
03Basic_Instructions.pdf
03Basic_Instructions.pdfBasic Instructions for Vipassana Meditation 3396 viewsFrom the beginning and throughout the practice sessions the strategies and fundamentals of Vipassana meditation will be given so that you become well established in the essentials of the techniques involved. Then it is important that the meditator understands the practice in its context. So a frame of reference is necessary, in the form of a framework to the practice as given by the Buddha in his teaching in the Satipatthana Sutta or the discourse on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.33333
(5 votes)
01_sitting_in_stillness.pdf
01_sitting_in_stillness.pdf01 Sitting in Stilness9243 viewsPatrick Kearney

Introducing meditation practice, the concepts of serenity and insight, and the cultivation of stillness.
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(30 votes)
settleback.pdf
settleback.pdfSettling Back Into The Moment3143 viewsA selection of verses from the book 'Experience of Insight' , by Joseph Goldstein. This book belongs to a different genre, not a book in the sense of having a beginning and an end. It is a compilation of excerpts that stand alone in meaning whichever way your finger may flip open the page. Readers are strongly encouraged to read Joseph Goldstein's Experience of Insight - a simple and direct guide to Buddhist Meditation (Published by Shambala Publications, Inc.) from whose book this compilation is attributed.33333
(6 votes)
allkunda.pdf
allkunda.pdfDiscourses on Vipassana Meditation8166 viewsSayadaw U Kundala is a renowned meditation master in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition of Burma, noted for his loving-kindness. In these Dhamma talks the stages of the practice and the Insight Knowledges are explained. The method of meditation is given with detailed instruction. There is a detailed explanation of the Contemplation of Feelings, the second foundation of mindfulness, which, in the Theravada tradition, is the key to the Insight Knowledges. Overall, in the Sayadaw's teachings, there is much for the Vipassana or insight meditator to be inspired by.33333
(15 votes)
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