Manual of Insight
  • Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
  • Release Date : 17 May 2016
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN 13 : 9781614292777

Manual of Insight Book Summary

The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hundred years. The manual presents a comprehensive overview of the practice of insight meditation, including the foundational aspects of ethical self-discipline, understanding the philosophical framework for the practice, and developing basic concentration and mindfulness. It culminates with an in-depth exploration of the various types of insight and spiritual fruits that the practice yields. Authored by the master who brought insight meditation to the West and whose students include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.

Manual of Insight

Manual of Insight

Author : Mahasi Sayadaw,Vipassana Metta FoundationTranslation Committee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through ...

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Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
Publisher : Buddhist Publication Society
Genre : Meditation
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The practice of Vipassana or insight meditation was described by the Buddha as the “direct way” for the overcoming of all sorrow and grief and for realizing Nibbana, the state of perfect liberation from suffering. The essence of this practice consists in the four foundations of mindfulness: mindful contemplation of ...

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Mindfulness and Insight

Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Religion
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A clear, simple meditation method on practicing mindfulness for insight, which takes us to our goal of liberation, the end of all suffering. Discarding any striving or ambition to attain something, the refined guidance that Mahasi Sayadaw provides in this book will lead practitioners to systematically and gradually purify their ...

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Publisher : Routledge
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Author : U Pandita,U Aggacitta
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Religion
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Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita shows us that freedom is as immediate as breathing, as fundamental as a footstep. In this book he describes the path of the Buddha and calls all of us to that heroic journey of liberation. Enlivened by numerous case histories and anecdotes, In This ...

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Author : Erik Braun
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Genre : Religion
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Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha’s most important gift to ...

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Author : Larry Rosenberg
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
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Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full ...