A Simple Tradition. 1980 Mahasi Sayadaw video

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jabalí
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A Simple Tradition. 1980 Mahasi Sayadaw video

Post by jabalí » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:12 pm

I think it hasn't been posted before.
Incredibly rare footage of Mahasi Sayadaw, who revitalized a style of Vipassana mediation in Burma during the 1970s, influencing well over one million people in Southeast Asia. This footage also shows footage of Sayadaw's main disciple U Silanada, and some of the first Westerners to bring Theravadin Buddhism to the the West including Jack Kornfield, Alan Clements, Joseph Goldstein, and the Indian Anagarika Munindra. This is an essential link in the transmission of the history as Asian thought into Western culture, and ultimately the American arts. Also included is the opening of a meditation retreat at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts with Mahasi Sayadaw and his monks, hosted by Jack Kornfield. This includes opening instructions, and actual meditation interviews with Sayadaw.
https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-09-07_1B_01

https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-09-07_1B_01

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Re: A Simple Tradition. 1980 Mahasi Sayadaw video

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:34 pm

Thank you for posting this. I have not seen it before.

Some instructions by Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka can be found on my Video page.

He is the young monk, sitting next to the Mahāsi Sayādaw at the start of the video, but is about 90 years of age now.
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Re: A Simple Tradition. 1980 Mahasi Sayadaw video

Post by jabalí » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:54 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Thank you for posting this. I have not seen it before.

Some instructions by Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka can be found on my Video page.

He is the young monk, sitting next to the Mahāsi Sayādaw at the start of the video, but is about 90 years of age now.
I'm aware of your site, Venerable. Has helped me. Thanks for your work.

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