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Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:22 am

For some time a small team of people have been working on the translation of Mahasi Sayadaw's "Manual of Insight" into English.

MANUAL OF INSIGHT
By Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw
Translated by Hla Myint and AriyaÑāni
Edited by Steve Armstrong, Kamala Masters and Deborah Ratner-Helzer
Pali Research by ViraÑāni

There is an article about it here: http://www.buddhistgeeks.com/2010/04/th ... i-sayadaw/
and Chapter 5, "Practical Instructions", is available as a PDF in the fifth post on this thread:
http://dharmaoverground.org/web/guest/d ... age/443445

Steve Armstrong gave a series of talks on this back in 2007 (the five talks on "Refined Knowledge, Subtle Wisdom" here: http://www.audiodharma.org/talks/SteveArmstrong.html

Perhaps we'll see it in print soon...

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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:30 am

Armstrong has done a very interesting and informative book about the Mahasi Sayadaw method coming to the West: Strong Roots, which can be found here among other works:

http://www.dharma.org/bcbs/Pages/publications.html
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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:45 am

Hi Tilt,

Looks like an interesting book but the author is Jake H. Davis, not Steve Armstrong...

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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:58 am

mikenz66 wrote:Hi Tilt,

Looks like an interesting book but the author is Jake H. Davis, not Steve Armstrong...

Mike

I roll my eyes, shake my head, and sigh. It is 0457, time to go to bed. It still is an interesting book by Davis, and Armstrong is a good teacher.
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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Sat May 01, 2010 9:45 pm

I should note that Chapter 5 of the Manual of Insight is what has been published by BPS as "Practical Insight Medition" (the first section is available on-line in various places including here: http://aimwell.org/Books/Mahasi/Practical/practical.html) However, this is a completely new translation, with extra notes, and I think would be well worth studying if you are interested in the Mahasi approach.



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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:33 pm

Hi Mike,

Have you heard any recent news of a release date for this book? I've looked online and couldn't find any. Thanks!

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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby Will » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:26 pm

[delted post because I gave wrong information]
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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:24 pm

Hi dhamma_newb,

Like Bhikkhu Bodhi's Anguttara Nikaya translation, this seems to be taking some time to surface...
However, there is that chapter on the Dharma Overground site that I linked to above that may be of interest.

The book The Manuals of Dhamma that Will mentions is a book by Ledi Sayadaw, not Mahasi Sayadaw.

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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:44 pm

Will wrote:This is an older English translation by U Nyana done in book form in 1999. It is still in print, as Manuals of Dhamma, and can be ordered from: http://www.vridhamma.org/Products_Cds

The Manual of Insight is the first chapter, about 30 pages.

Wrong tradition, and the wrong Sayādaw. That is the Manuals of Dhamma, and Manuals of Insight by Venerable Ledi Sayādaw

The Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw wrote a manual of meditation (Vipassanā Shu Ni Chan) in Burmese, of which only one chapter was translated into English as "Practical Insight Meditation."
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Re: Mahasi Sayadaw: Manual of Insight

Postby dhamma_newb » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:02 am

Thanks everyone. I just printed the two Buddhist Geeks excerpts available from dharmaoverground.org. I'm looking forward to getting a copy when the book is published. Thanks again!

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