Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence. It is believed to be the form of meditation practice taught by the Buddha himself, and although the specific form of the practice may vary, it is the basis of all traditions of Buddhist meditation .
Vipassana is the predominant Buddhist meditation practice in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was an important revival of this early form of meditation practice led by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Following Mahasi Sayadaw’s death in 1982, Sayadaw U Pandita was chosen as his principle preceptor. U Pandita was one of the world’s leading teachers of Vipassana meditation and was been an important influence on many Vipassana teachers in the West, including Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein of the Insight Meditation Society. He was the founder and abbot of Panditarama Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.
Great, Sarah! Out of curiosity, what do you like most about the course?
Dear Mr. Sean Fargo,
I am very grateful to you for the 100 day mindfulness challenge and the 10 day Vipassana meditation course. It is with the help of wonderful people like yourself that goodness spreads in the world.
Thank you for the beautiful compilation of material that is very useful, classy and free, to everyone who is interested.
My sincere gratitude and best wishes to you!
Thank you so much, Lakshmi! I really appreciate that!
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