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Manual of Insight

  • Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
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  • Release Date :2016-05-17
  • Total pages :744
  • ISBN : 1614292914

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.

The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained

  • Author : Ven Ledi Sayadaw
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  • Release Date :2017-07-01
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 1938754484

Summary : Knowing that reliable information on the practice of insight meditation was much needed by practitioners in the West, the renowned Burmese master Ledi Sayadaw wrote the The Manual of Insight. He covers many topics, such as the distortions of perceptions, the Noble Truths, the higher knowledges, Nibbana, and others, fully expounded and furnished with brief descriptions, some of which are drawn from the Pali texts, while others are the product of Ledi Sayadaw's own teachings. The second manual, The Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained, was written by the Ven. Ledi Sayadaw in Burmese and later translated into English by U Saw Tun Teik. It contains all the path-factors clearly explained by the venerable author who, as a senior member of the Sangha (Order) in Burma, was both deeply learned and well-practiced in meditation.

Calm and Insight

  • Author : Bhikkhu Phra Khantipalo
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  • Release Date :2003-09-02
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1135799628

Summary : This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

The Manual of Insight

  • Author : Ñāṇa ((Ledi Cha rā toʻ ;),Ledi Sayadaw Maha
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  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :88
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Mindfulness and Insight

  • Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2021-01-12
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 1614295565

Summary : 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 minds of attachment, aversion, and delusion and to realize the successive stages of enlightenment, culminating in the attainment of enlightenment (nibbana). Mindfulness and Insight is an excerpt of two key chapters from the comprehensive, authoritative Manual of Insight, which expounds the doctrinal and practical aspects of mindfulness (satipatthana) and the development of insight knowledge (vipassana) up to and including nibbana. In Manual of Insight, Mahasi Sayadaw acknowledged that these two chapters alone offer suitable guidance on our own journey of awakening by realizing path knowledge, fruition knowledge, and nibbana, particularly for those with little or no knowledge of the Pali scriptures. Part 1, “The Development of Mindfulness,” offers comprehensive instructions for developing mindfulness based on the Buddha’s teachings on the four foundations of mindfulness, as outlined in the highly regarded Discourse on Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). Part 2, “Practical Instructions,” provides guidance in both the practices preliminary to undertaking insight meditation and in developing insight knowledge, ranging from initial practices to advanced levels of practice.

Calm and Insight

  • Author : Laurence-Khantipalo Mills
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1981
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 9780700701414

Summary : This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

The Progress of Insight

  • Author : Mahasi Sayadaw
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  • Release Date :1994-01-01
  • Total pages :50
  • ISBN : 9552400902

Summary : 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 the body, feelings, states of mind, and mind objects.

The Manual of Insight

  • Author : Ledi Sayadaw
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1961
  • Total pages :87
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The Vipassanā Dīpanī

  • Author : Nāṇa (Ledi Cha rā toʻ)
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  • Release Date :1915
  • Total pages :70
  • ISBN :

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The Birth of Insight

  • Author : Erik Braun
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  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 022600094X

Summary : 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 humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominant—and relatively recent—role in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists in the colonial period were pioneers in making insight meditation indispensable to modern Buddhism. Braun focuses on the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of modern insight meditation, and explores Ledi’s popularization of the study of crucial Buddhist philosophical texts in the early twentieth century. By promoting the study of such abstruse texts, Braun shows, Ledi was able to standardize and simplify meditation methods and make them widely accessible—in part to protect Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun also addresses the question of what really constitutes the “modern” in colonial and postcolonial forms of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this type of meditation was caused by precolonial factors in Burmese culture as well as the disruptive forces of the colonial era. Offering a readable narrative of the life and legacy of one of modern Buddhism’s most important figures, The Birth of Insight provides an original account of the development of mass meditation.

The Vipassana Dipani Or The Manual of Insight

  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1932*
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :

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The Manual of Insight Meditation

  • Author : Pannavuddho Bhikkhu
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1980
  • Total pages :49
  • ISBN :

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The Vipassanā Dīpanī Or the Manual of Insight

  • Author : Ñāṇa (Rhaṅ)
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1960
  • Total pages :70
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Practical Insight Meditation

  • Author : Mahasi Sayadaw,Sobhana (Mahā caññʻ Cha rā toʻ ʼA rhaṅʻ)
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  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :70
  • ISBN : 9552400899

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Wisdom Wide and Deep

  • Author : Shaila Catherine
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  • Release Date :2011-11-15
  • Total pages :553
  • ISBN : 086171623X

Summary : "If you are interested in Dharma study, this book belongs in your library."---Phillip Moffitt, author of Dancing with Life "This book can be the guide for cultivating the inner calm we long for."---Christina Feldman, author of Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World "This handbook respects both the ancient tradition and the needs of contemporary lay practitioners, without compromising either. Shaila Catherine blends scriptural references, personal examples, and timeless stories with detailed meditation instructions. The combination of pragmatic style and theoretical knowledge produces a striking invitation for the reader to apply these instructions and master the complete practice for awakening."---from the foreword by Pa-Auk Sayadaw, author of The Workings of Kamma "Catherine has managed a difficult feat---to be simultaneously encyclopedic and charming, all with extraordinary clarity. This meditation manual is a first for the West and will surely become a classic and a support for generations of practitioners."---Kate Wheeler, editor of In This Very Life: Liberation Teachings of the Buddha "Wisdom Wide and Deep is a powerful inspiration both for those who would like a glimpse of what's possible and for those intrepid explorers of the mind who want to bring these teachings to fulfillment. Highly recommended."---Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace "Written in clear, practical language, this book converts theory into direct experience. It is a detailed exploration of deep calmness as well as insight. The West needs such manuals."---Christopher Titmuss, author of Light on Enlightenment "A valuable work as both a practice guide and a reference manual."---Guy Armstrong, insight meditation teacher