Instructions for Vipassana

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Instructions for Vipassana

Postby pelletboy » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:21 am

Anyone can provide a link for how to practice Vipassana step by step? Do you need a live instructor to learn it or can it be learned by reading instructions? It seems to be simple enough to learned by instructions. Are the 4 stages of release its only fruits or does it give good kamma and beget rebirth in heaven? Ca it be practiced by laymen? In practicing it, how long does it last for one sitting?
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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Postby Ben » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:07 am

My recommendation, pelletboy, is to join a residential retreat. You'll learn step-by-step in a supportive environment and have access to a guide/teacher as you learn.
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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Postby cooran » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:12 am

Hello pelletboy,

This may be of assistance:

How to Practice Vipassana Insight Meditation - Step-by-Step Instructions on how to do this important practice ¬— the foundation of all Buddhist Meditations — from the famed Vipassana master Sayadaw U Pandita.
http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?o ... ew&id=1465

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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Postby bodom » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:34 pm

pelletboy wrote:Anyone can provide a link for how to practice Vipassana step by step? Do you need a live instructor to learn it or can it be learned by reading instructions? It seems to be simple enough to learned by instructions. Are the 4 stages of release its only fruits or does it give good kamma and beget rebirth in heaven? Ca it be practiced by laymen? In practicing it, how long does it last for one sitting?


Hi pelletboy

If you are unable to find a sitting group near you reading this book may be the next best thing:

Mindfulness in Plain English
http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/min ... nglish.php

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Postby Soe Win Htut » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:57 am

pelletboy wrote:Anyone can provide a link for how to practice Vipassana step by step? Do you need a live instructor to learn it or can it be learned by reading instructions? It seems to be simple enough to learned by instructions. Are the 4 stages of release its only fruits or does it give good kamma and beget rebirth in heaven? Ca it be practiced by laymen? In practicing it, how long does it last for one sitting?


Dear Pelletboy,
If possible, pls join a Vipassana meditation retreat such as SN Goenkaji.

If you can't give enough time to join a retreat,
To practice Vipassana, there will be just 3 steps,
1) Sila (five precepts)
2) Samadhi (mindfulness to breathing, abdomen or most prominent sensation at the body.)
3) Pañña_insight (Contemplation of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, and non-self upon observing mind (mindfulness) and observing objects).

As much as I can understand, the field of Panna is so wide and we need a guidance for developing insight.
There will be three steps of Panna(wisdom) for development of vipassana.
1. Wisdom by knowledge (suta-maya pañña)
2. Wisdom by intellect (cinta-maya pañña)
3. Wisdom by contemplation/experiences/practice (bhvana-maya pañña).

I would like to recommend the below link for the Guided vipassana-insight meditation talks;
1) http://soundcloud.com/dhammaupload" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (begineer)
2) http://www.mediafire.com/folder/6sz518t ... Ottamasara" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (Advanced)

with metta,
Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for real enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known only but .....they are not for noting, believing, confirming, centering and thinking as reality and real importance.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is just the abandoning the mind-action of centering, grasping, confirming, and attaching the created truths as reality and as of real importance.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/
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