Vipassana thinking

Vipassana - Thinking Process Meditation (30')

A guided vipassana meditation, watching the process of thinking rather than getting involved with the content of thoughts. Done in the style of Shinzen Young...

Vipassana - Thinking Process Meditation 30
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Vipassana Meditation and Body Sensation: Eilona Ariel at TEDxJaffa 2013

Eilona Ariel is a documentary filmmaker whose work was deeply inspired by her life in Asia and her practice of the ancient meditation technique called Vipass...

Vipassana Meditation and Body Sensation Eilona Ariel at TEDxJaffa 2013
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After Vipassana

I sat a 10 day Vipassana course just north of Auckland a couple of weeks ago. I highly recommend it to anybody thinking of going. Awesome experience. I learn...

After Vipassana
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Inside the "Vipassana Meditation" 10 Day Course - Part 1

What everyone thinking about going to a 10 Day Vipassana Meditation course should know about these increasingly popular silent retreats.

Inside the Vipassana Meditation 10 Day Course - Part 1
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Vipassana - Before & After 10 Day Meditation Φ

We spent ten days at the Vipassana center in Auckland NZ and give a review of ourselves, before and after the course. Everyone's experience is completely sub...

Vipassana - Before After 10 Day Meditation Φ
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Vipassana Meditation Introduction by S.N. Goenka

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. Vipassana meditation was taught in India mo...

Vipassana Meditation Introduction by S N Goenka
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Releasing Depression after too much Vipassana Meditation after a year of solid of vipassana meditation in India, i found myself in a bit of a pickle. how do i release the depression...

Releasing Depression after too much Vipassana Meditation
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How To Do Vipassana Meditation At Home

Vipassana Meditation enables us to calm down, and observe the world as it is (self observation meditation). In this basic video you will be guided on how to ...

How To Do Vipassana Meditation At Home
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Wikipedia about: Vipassana thinking


Vipassanā is a Pali word from the Sanskrit prefix "vi-" and verbal root paś. It is often translated as "insight" or "clear-seeing," though, the "in-" prefix may be misleading; "vi" in Indo-Aryan languages is equivalent to the Latin "dis." The "vi" in vipassanā may then mean to see into, see through or to see 'in a special way.'

Henepola Gunaratana defined Vipassanā as:}}

Although Theravada and Mahayana are commonly understood as different streams of Buddhism, their practice may reflect emphasis on insight as a common denominator:}}}}

The emphasis on insight is discernible in the emphasis in Chán on sudden insight, though in the Chán-tradition this insight is to be followed by gradual cultivation.

Relation with samatha

In the Theravada-tradition Vipassanā two types of Buddhist practice are being discerned, namely samatha (Pāli; Sanskrit: śamatha; "clam") and vipassana (insight). Samatha is meditation proper, aimed at calming the mind, and also being used in other Indian traditions, notably Raja yoga.

Contemporary Theravada orthodoxy regards samatha as a preparation for vipassanā, pacifying the mind and strengthening the concentration in order to allow the work of insight, which leads to liberation. In contrast, the Vipassana Movement argues that insight-exercises can be practiced without further practice of samatha. For this innovation the Vipassana Movement has been criticised, especially in Sri Lanka.

Though both terms appear in the Sutta Pitaka, Gombrich and…
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