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Insight (Vipassana) Meditation



The word Vipassana can be translated as “insight,” or a clear awareness of exactly what is happening as it happens, and the practice of insight (Vipassana) meditation is the close attention to how the body feels right here, right now. This meditation roots focus on the breath. The rising and falling of breath is a place to come back to when the mind wanders. Distractions happen and are natural, but this practice of looking inward, of feeling and being in the moment, helps us simply notice those myriad thoughts and let them go. Many attribute a Vipassana practice to a greater sense of self-control, especially in relation to experiencing strong emotions.

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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 Vipassana.

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Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom

In Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein provides an overview of Buddhist practice and its context generally while focusing on vipassana meditation specifically.

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Theravada Vipassana Practice

Insight meditation is a path of discovery.

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Vipassana Meditation Explained

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.

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Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation

In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language.

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What Is Vipassana Meditation and How Do You Practice It?

Step-by-step instructions on how to do Vipassana Insight Meditation ­— the foundation of all Buddhist meditations — from the late master Sayadaw U Pandita.

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Tara Brach Leads a Guided Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) Meditation

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The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S. N. Goenka

The Ancient Meditation Technique That Brings Real Peace of Mind Vipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N.

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Letting Go

A clip from Ruth Denison's teachings during 2010 Women's Fall Retreat at Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center. Ruth Denison studied in Burma in the early 1960's with the meditation master Sayagi U Ba Khin.

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A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness

The Buddhist teachings have the power to transform our lives for the better, says Sharon Salzberg, and all we need to bring about this transformation can be found in the ordinary events of our everyday experiences.

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