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01_sitting_in_stillness.pdf
01_sitting_in_stillness.pdf01 Sitting in Stilness9268 viewsPatrick Kearney

Introducing meditation practice, the concepts of serenity and insight, and the cultivation of stillness.
allkunda.pdf
allkunda.pdfDiscourses on Vipassana Meditation8211 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.
artofatt.pdf
artofatt.pdfThe Art of Attention7035 viewsThis is a handbook on the art of meditative attention or meditating for insight. It deals with the basics of awareness meditation. There is practical instruction on how to do sitting and walking meditation and how to apply awareness in daily activities based on the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition. The purpose of this handbook is to give the beginner to awareness meditation a guide to the basics of the practice, with the emphasis on its practical application to daily life.
bm7insight.pdf
bm7insight.pdfSeven Stages of Purification and Insight Knowledges6465 viewsThe seven stages of purification provide the framework for the practising disciple?s gradual progress from the cultivation of virtue up to the attainment of the final goal. Integral to the higher stages of purification are the nine types of insight-knowledge, by which the disciple breaks through the delusions covering his mental vision and penetrates through to the real nature of phenomena.
mahasit1.pdf
mahasit1.pdfPractical Vipassana Exercises5912 viewsThe late Mahasi Sayadaw was responsible for the modern revival of Vipassana or Insight meditation in Myanmar (Burma). This text is his basic instruction on the practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition.
essentials.pdf
essentials.pdfEssentials of Insight Meditation Practice5560 viewsThe ultimate aim of insight meditation is to free one from the unsatisfactoriness of cyclic existence. Readers may also find numerous quotations of the Buddha's teaching on mindfulness, detachment and liberation throughout the entire book. Those verses act as a source of inspiration and purpose to put vipassana into practice - a practice that brings about insight into the three universal characteristics of unsatisfactoriness, impermanence and non-self which leads one into detachment and ultimate liberation.
02_contemplating_movement.pdf
02_contemplating_movement.pdf02 Contemplating Movement4605 viewsPatrick Kearney

Contemplating movement. Here we explore the nature of distraction and its relationship to the fact of change. This brings us to insight meditation, and incorporating movement into the practice. We begin walking meditation, and introduce the standing posture.
06_the_mahasi_method.pdf
06_the_mahasi_method.pdf06 Introducing the Mahasi Method4424 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.
03_seeing_the_elements.pdf
03_seeing_the_elements.pdf03 Perceiving Impermanence4234 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.
01Practicing_Vipassana.pdf
01Practicing_Vipassana.pdfPracticing Vipassana Meditation4195 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.
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