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Knowing and Seeing by Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw

Knowing and Seeing is a set of precise and detailed instructions on the process of realizing Nibbāna in this very life as it is developed and practiced at the  Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar. From the foreword: To achieve Nibbāna  yogis must comprehend the aggregates, as impermanence, suffering, and non-self. As for the objects of Vipassanā meditation, they are not only […]

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 […]

Art of Attention

Art of Attention is written by Pannyavaro, who founded Buddhanet.net back in 1993 – one of the oldest and most comprehensive Buddhist websites. This book was written to be published on the site.  The author states in the foreword that the art of attention is the common thread underpinning all schools of Buddhist meditation: Mahamudra in the Tibetan […]

Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation

Fundamentals of Vipassana Meditation by Mahasi Sayadaw was published in 1991. Vipassana meditation also called insight meditation is a basic approach used by diverse traditions. Mahasi Sayadaw, died in 1982, was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk and meditation master who had a significant impact on the teaching of Vipassana meditation in the West and throughout Asia. […]

The Manuals of Ledi Dipani

The Manuals of Ledi Dipani is written by the  Burmese Buddhist monk Maha-Thera Ledi Sayadaw and is actually three books: The Vipassana Dapani – or the Manual of Insight, Niyama Dipani or the Manual of Cosmic Order, and Patthanuddasa Dipani – or the Buddhist Philosophy of Relations. These instructions are meant as initial studies before commencing the Practice […]

Meditation On Mind And Feeling

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and Vipassana meditation master. He enrolled as a novice monk at age 9 under Sayadaw U Jagara. In 1921, he was ordained as a bhikkhu with the dhamma name of Vimala. As his monkhood was sponsored by the residents of Mogok, a town well known for […]

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala biography

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala (27 December 1899 – 17 October 1962) was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and vipassana meditation master from Burma. Sayadaw is known for his exposition of Paticcasamuppada (Dependent Origination), Samsara (endless rounds of rebirth) and the importance of practicing meditation and Vipassana. Millions of meditators Yogis world wide pursue Mogok Sayadaw’s Insight […]

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation – A basic Buddhist Mindfulness – by Mahasi Sayadaw is an in depth guide to mindfulness or Satipattthana as it is practiced by Buddhist monks in Burma. Satipatthana was recommended by the Buddha for all who seek enlightenment or to grow spiritually. In the foreword it is underlined that these practices can be done […]

Practical Vipassana Exercises

Practical Vipassana Exercises is a  basic, short and direct instructional ebook on the Vipassane meditation practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition. Download the ebook here: Practical Vipassana Exercises

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. […]

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