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  Vipassana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term is also used to refer to the buddhist Vipassana movement modelled after Theravāda Buddhism which employs Vipassanā and ānāpāna meditation as its primary techniques and places emphasis on the teachings of the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta.
The actual instructions for Vipassana meditation are not often published in clear terms in public venues.
Although Vipassana includes body awareness as part of the practice, it is not a "body scan" technique.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vipassana   (1778 words)

 Vipassana jhanas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vipassana jhanas are steps that describe the evolution of Vipassana's practice.
The usual description opposes the concentration attained by practicing samatha ;: the jhanas, and concentration used in vipassana : neighborhood concentration (upacara samadhi).
All the changes that happen to the ego -- and which lead to nibbana -- originate in Jhana and are experienced through intuition and a connection to a deeper level of awareness that is beyond normal discursive thinking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vipassana_jhanas   (487 words)

 Vipassana Meditation Website
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.
Vipassana Meditation courses are also being taught in prisons.
www.dhamma.org   (389 words)

 epowiki: Vipassana
Vipassana -- literally "clear-seeing," but more often translated as insight meditation -- is said to be a method using a modicum of tranquility to foster moment-to-moment mindfulness of the inconstancy of events as they are directly experienced in the present.
From this description it's obvious that samatha and vipassana are not separate paths of practice, but instead are complementary ways of relating to the present moment: samatha provides a sense of ease in the present; vipassana, a clear-eyed view of events as they actually occur, in and of themselves.
Vipassana, as a quality of mind, is related to all seven, but most directly with the first: "seeing," i.e., seeing events in terms of the four noble truths and the duties appropriate to them.
www.possibility.com /epowiki/Wiki.jsp?page=Vipassana   (2873 words)

Vipassana is not escapism nor turning away from the realities of life.
Vipassana is the tested and proved method of developing self-confidence, self-independence, and self-reliance.
As a branch of Buddhist method of spiritual discipline, Vipassana is meant to establish the sadhaka in 'Sheela, Samadhi, and Prajna'.
www.geocities.com /neovedanta/vipas.html   (868 words)

 Vipassana: Meditation in Action by Dr. Manish Agarwala
Vipassana is an ‘Art and Science of Living’ that teaches to smile in good times, and to be equally unperturbed when difficulties arise all around us, in the certain knowledge that we, like our troubles, are nothing but a flux, waves and vibrations arising with incredible speed, only to pass away with equal rapidity.
Vipassana is a science, the science of mind-matter, an objective study of mind-matter interaction and the application of this experiential understanding to deeply purify the mind by eradicating the conditionings.
Vipassana, as the greatest science of self-transformation that the world has ever acquired, ensures that the statement “You are the World and the World is You” does not remain an intellectual understanding.
www.boloji.com /spirituality/090.htm   (6070 words)

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are"; it is a logical process of mental purification through self-observation.
Vipassana enables us to experience peace and harmony: it purifies the mind, freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering.
Vipassana, from the day one tries to ensure that you detach yourself (get rid of craving and aversion, and insists on it), whereas, REIKI (if you surrender yourself completely to it) does not insist on your detachment, rather, it brings a gradual change in you where you get detached from the material world.
ajitupadhyay.tripod.com /vipassana_.htm   (2250 words)

 One Tool Among Many   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Vipassana — literally "clear-seeing," but more often translated as insight meditation — is said to be a method using a modicum of tranquillity to foster moment-to-moment mindfulness of the inconstancy of events as they are directly experienced in the present.
One simile, for instance (SN 35.204), compares samatha and vipassana to a swift pair of messengers who enter the citadel of the body via the noble eightfold path and present their accurate report — Unbinding, or nibbana — to the consciousness acting as the citadel's commander.
In particular, vipassana needs to be teamed with samatha — the ability to settle the mind comfortably in the present — so as to master the attainment of strong states of absorption, or jhana.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/authors/thanissaro/onetool.html   (2911 words)

 Vipassana Meditation Course: Preliminary Stages
Vipassana meditation is practised to attain not only deep concentration of the mind but also liberation from all kinds of mental and physical dukkha or suffering, through realisation of our body-mind processes and their true nature.
The aim of Vipassana meditation is to free oneself from all kinds of dukkha, mental suffering and physical suffering, through realisation of the body-mind processes and their true nature.
Pure Vipassana meditation is practised by those who haven't enough time to devote to their meditation like yourselves, because you do not have three or four months or six months or a year for your meditation.
www.buddhanet.net /vmed_1.htm   (1954 words)

 VipassanaBC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Vipassana BC is an organization based in Vancouver Canada that supports a province-wide community of meditators in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
Vipassana ó literally ìthorough seeing,î but more often translated as ìinsight meditationî ó is a method using a modicum of tranquillity to develop moment-to-moment mindfulness of the inconstancy of events as they are directly experienced in the present.
The Westcoast Dharma Society (WDS) was formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June, 1995 as a non-profit society ìto promote Buddhist meditation practices (primarily Vipassana and Metta) for the benefit of all beings.î In the fall of 1995, WDS was granted registered charity status by Revenue Canada.
www.vipassanabc.ca   (1235 words)

 plerosis.com » Blog Archive » Vipassana- A World Travel Blog by Nathan Pederson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka falls formally under the Theravada tradition of Buddhism and was brought by Goenka from Burma (Myanmar) first to India and then to the rest of the world beginning in the early 70s.
Vipassana teaches you to observe this process at the deepest roots of the phenomenon of your own mind/body.
He had been on several sits, had visited Vipassana centers in Burma and India, wore a dhoti wrapped around his waist instead of pants ("The only way to go!") and went barefoot even though it was cold in the hall.
plerosis.com /wp/2006/08/31/vipassana   (8468 words)

 Satipatthana Vipassana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It has already been explained that the actual method of practice in vipassana meditation is to note, or to observe, or to contemplate, the successive occurrences of seeing, hearing, and so on, at the six sense doors.
Again, the purport of vipassana meditation is to begin the exercise by contemplating prominent factors in the body.
Vipassana consists of the four satipatthana, applications of mindfulness, and it is satipatthana which is really the highway to Nibbana.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/authors/mahasi/wheel370.html   (12544 words)

Vipassana or Insight Meditation and its practice is often referred to as the development of insight without the requirement of a specific technique.
In the traditional practice of Vipassana, this last non doing, allowing the body to be, has unfortunately been taken out of the practice.
As a Vipassana Master he presents a thoroughly buddhist understanding of consciousness whilst incorporating modern-day Western Psychology and holistic medicine.
www.dhiravamsa.com /english/vipassana.htm   (694 words)

 Purpose & Method of Vipassana
Vipassana is a word in the Pali language, one of the ancient languages of India along with Sanskrit.
So Vipassana is "insight" in the sense of deep insight and it is "mindfulness" in the sense of extraordinary attentiveness.
Literally, Vipassana means "to clarify," "to see clearly," or "to perceive clearly"--Vi means "clearly." Vipassana means that the operation of the senses becomes clarified in the two meanings of the word "clarify." In one meaning of the word, when something is clarified that which was indistinct becomes distinct.
here-and-now.org /wwwArticles/open.html   (3276 words)

 What is Vipassana?/Shaila Catherine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Vipassana is a Pali term that is in common usage in contemporary meditation circles.
Vipassana is defined in Buddhist Dictionary: The intuitive light flashing forth and exposing the truth of impermanence, the suffering and the impersonal and insubstantial nature of all corporeal and mental phenomena of existence.
Vipassana practices include systematic meditative practices that highlight these three primary insights because our freedom is revealed when we cease to misperceive our experience.
www.cs.unm.edu /~richards/shaila/vipassana.html   (1333 words)

 Vipassana Meditation
The courses are conducted at established Vipassana Centres and other places.For the duration of the retreat, students remain within the course site, having no contact with the outside world.
Vipassana courses are held regularly at permanent centres and rented sites in different countries.
Vipassana was adopted as a prison reform technique in the largest jails of India.
www.vri.dhamma.org /general/vipintro.html   (2047 words)

 Description of Vipassana Meditation
It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.
By the fourth day the mind is calmer and more focused, better able to undertake the practice of Vipassana itself: observing sensations throughout the body, understanding their nature, and developing equanimity by learning not to react to them.
Vipassana Courses are even being conducted in prisons, with great success and wonderful benefits for the inmates who participate.
www.dhamma.org /en/vipassan.shtml   (818 words)

Vipassana is a form of meditation which has witnessed a growing popularity in the past few years.
Hundreds of Vipassana meditation centers have emerged in the East as well as in the West, and there is no sign that the spread of this particular type of meditation is on the decrease.
According to Goenka, the meaning of the term Vipassana is "introspection, insight, which purifies the non-lasting aspect of life, suffering, and selfishness".
www.dci.dk /en/mtrl/vipassanaeng.html   (1813 words)

 Vipassana Meditation
The Vipassana meditation is a very old meditation technique that was used by Sidharta Gotama Buddha has 2500 years.
It is a personal improvement practice, a "purification" (cleaning) by the observation of the phenomena that occur in your body.
Vipassana meditation can be practiced by all, everywhere, at any time.
www.ananda-travel.com /UK/b_vipassana_uk.htm   (348 words)

 24 June 2001: Vipassana Meditation
As Venerable Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa states that the meaning of Vipassana is, “if a yogi does not understand the purpose of Vipassana meditation, he or she will not try to discover something by his noting of mental and physical processes.
Vipassana therefore means the direct realisation of the three characteristics of mentality and physicality”.
Vipassana is the oldest of the Buddhist meditation practices rediscovered by the Buddha.
www.bdcublessings.net.au /radio144.html   (2627 words)

 What is Vipassana? Seeing this truth
Vipassana is an insight that cuts through conventions to perceive mind and matter as they actually are: impermanent, unsatisfactory, and impersonal.
The trick to vipassana (and the wonder of it) is in turning any phenomenon, especially those once thought to be parts of the self, into an object of mindfulness.
The ultimate goal of the Buddhist, and of vipassana practice, is complete release from this cycle of birth and death, release from the round of conditioned existence, samsara.
www.vipassanadhura.com /whatis.htm   (8252 words)

 Coastside Vipassana
Coastside Vipassana is informally associated with the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City.
Vipassana, or mindfulness meditation, was first taught by the Buddha 2,500 years ago.
She teaches with Vipassana Santa Cruz and is in Vipassana teacher training and the Community Dharma Leader program.
www.coastsidevipassana.org   (916 words)

 Asia Times - Vipassana changes the spirit of business
Vipassana enhances the overall quality of life, as I have discovered from practicing it for more than 10 years.
Vipassana is taught in residential courses - from the beginners' 10-day regimen to 45-day and 60-day courses for advanced students.
Vipassana then disappeared again, and was lost to India 500 years after his passing.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EG30Df02.html   (1132 words)

 Questions and Answers about Vipassana
Vipassana helps you to see things as they truly are, not as they appear to be.
Vipassana meditation is for the cure of diseases of the mind in the form of mental defilements like greed, hatred, delusion, etc. We all have these mental diseases almost all the time.
So it is not easy to practice Vipassana meditation because it is not easy to control the mind…to keep the mind on one and the same object.
www.tbsa.org /articles/questionsandanswers.htm   (1383 words)

 Introducction to Vipassana Meditation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
And everything that comes to you at the present moment through the six sense doors—eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind—is to be noted, to be watched, to be observed as the object of awareness.
When you practice Vipassana meditation, by making mental notes or just watching the various things that come to you, you will bring awareness to a high level so that you will be able to see things as they truly are.
The beauty of Vipassana meditation lies in the fact that all things are the object for this meditation.
www.tbsa.org /introducctionvipassana.htm   (637 words)

 Ten Days of Silence: Inside a Vipassana Retreat -- Beliefnet.com
When I heard of Vipassana, it appealed to me because I love talking and it seemed like a challenge to not talk for ten days.
The main professor was Shri Goenkaji, who came to India from Burma in 1969 to reintroduce Vipassana to the land of its origin.
One of the main concepts of Vipassana is that of impermanence, so when I felt sad, I knew it would pass.
www.beliefnet.com /story/61/story_6157_1.html   (552 words)

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