Thanks for sharing the experiences of your former confusion.
As I see it, the meditation itself might rightly be called satipatthana, whereas the possible result of that satipatthana practice is vipassana (clear seeing).
Would the use of such terminology have prevented confusion?
And for anyone who is still confused...One Tool Among Many : The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice
by Thanissaro Bhikkhuhttp://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... etool.html
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine