Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

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unentangledknowing
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Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by unentangledknowing » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:58 pm

I've so far mainly practiced concentration methods (I think) - Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Ayya Khema, etc. Thanks!

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Re: Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by paul » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:13 am

Chapter 8 "Wisdom", in Bikkhu Bodhi's book "The Noble Eightfold Path".

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Re: Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by WindDancer » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:40 am

Thanks for the question. I had a similar experience. I have maintained a Zen practice since the 1970's which included concentration meditation. I was introduced to Jon Kabit-Zinn's work on mindfulness pain and stress reduction about 6 years ago when I was looking for help with chronic illness and pain. The sites audiodharma.org and dharmaseed.org were suggested to me as a way to get started in mindfulness or vipassana meditation. I highly recommend both sites; however, I found audiodharma.org to offer the best introduction to vipassana meditation and Theravada Buddhism for someone living in the West. I particularly like the list of series of talks on the left side of the screen. The list includes a basic introduction to vipassana meditation and a whole array of topics that helped me get a good grounding in Theravada Buddhism. Both sites offer a wide variety of teachers. Here are a few teachers that I found most helpful: Gil Fronsdal has helped me develop a basic practice, Andrea Fella has helped me grow in daily life practice, and I have grown in to deeper practice by listening to Ajahn Thanissaro, Ajahn Cha, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Sundara and Ajahn Sumedho. Most recently I have been listening to Jack Kornfield.

I have grown, and over the last couple of years I have been drawn to the Thai Forest Monasteries such as Amaravati.org.

Good luck with walking the Path.

I wish you the best,

WindDancer



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Re: Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:53 pm

16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:48 pm

This is one of a whole serious of talks on the Vipassanā method.

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Re: Could someone point me to some good talks for introduction to the vipassana method?

Post by hermitwin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:31 am

Check out "mindfulness in plain English "
By bhante gunaratana.


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