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In this Life Itself – Practical Teachings on Insight Meditation

In this Life Itself – Practical Teachings on Insight Meditation by Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva Thero is published by the Mitirgala Buddhist Monastary in Sri Lanka. It offers detailed instructions on a range of practices including breathing techniques, walking meditation, noting  and establishing mindfulness in daily affairs.  It also presents instructions on how to observe sensory phenomena in […]

Introduction to Insight Meditation

Introduction to Insight Meditation is a basic and straightforward introduction to the practice of Insight Meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. This book was written at and published by the Amaravati Monastary in England. The purpose of Insight Meditation is not to create a system of beliefs, but rather to give guidance on how to see clearly […]

In this very Life – The Liberation Teachings by the Buddha

In this very Life is a collection of talks from the first three month retreat that Sayādaw taught at the Insight Meditation Society. He describes in detail both the practical journey of awakening and a profound theoretical model of understanding. These discourses reward a thoughtful reading, allowing the familiar aspects of the teachings to mature […]

The Real Way to Awakening by Chao Khun Sobhana Dammasudhi

The Teaching of the Buddha contains the solution to all problems involving self-discipline and detachment from greed, hatred and self-delusion, but Insight Meditation has always been the only way to perceive both the problem, and the solution, for oneself. The Buddha used to tell his followers, ‘ Here is a tree (or other sheltered spot). […]

Mindfulness In Plain English

Mindfulness In Plain English By Ven. Henepola Gunaratana is a guide to mindfulness in the traditional Buddhist sense of Insight Meditation. The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. […]

Seeing Through – Guide to Insight Meditation

This is Bhikkhu K. Nananandas Guide to Insight Meditation – Seeing Through. From the intro: “Insight meditation paves the way to that penetrative wisdom which delivers the mind from bondage to Sarilsiira. This bondage often baffles the thinker because there is a ‘catch’ in the tools he has to take up to break it. Percepts […]

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