Instructions for Vipassana

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pelletboy
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Instructions for Vipassana

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Instructions for Vipassana

Post by 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 enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known onlyWithout rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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