Manual of Insight

Manual of Insight
Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 1614292914
ISBN 13: 9781614292913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Insight Book Review:

The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hundred years. The manual presents a comprehensive overview of the practice of insight meditation, including the foundational aspects of ethical self-discipline, understanding the philosophical framework for the practice, and developing basic concentration and mindfulness. It culminates with an in-depth exploration of the various types of insight and spiritual fruits that the practice yields. Authored by the master who brought insight meditation to the West and whose students include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.

Calm and Insight

Calm and Insight
Author: Bhikkhu Phra Khantipalo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1135799628
ISBN 13: 9781135799625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calm and Insight Book Review:

This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

Mindfulness and Insight

Mindfulness and Insight
Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 1614295565
ISBN 13: 9781614295563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness and Insight Book Review:

A clear, simple meditation method on practicing mindfulness for insight, which takes us to our goal of liberation, the end of all suffering. Discarding any striving or ambition to attain something, the refined guidance that Mahasi Sayadaw provides in this book will lead practitioners to systematically and gradually purify their minds of attachment, aversion, and delusion and to realize the successive stages of enlightenment, culminating in the attainment of enlightenment (nibbana). Mindfulness and Insight is an excerpt of two key chapters from the comprehensive, authoritative Manual of Insight, which expounds the doctrinal and practical aspects of mindfulness (satipatthana) and the development of insight knowledge (vipassana) up to and including nibbana. In Manual of Insight, Mahasi Sayadaw acknowledged that these two chapters alone offer suitable guidance on our own journey of awakening by realizing path knowledge, fruition knowledge, and nibbana, particularly for those with little or no knowledge of the Pali scriptures. Part 1, “The Development of Mindfulness,” offers comprehensive instructions for developing mindfulness based on the Buddha’s teachings on the four foundations of mindfulness, as outlined in the highly regarded Discourse on Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). Part 2, “Practical Instructions,” provides guidance in both the practices preliminary to undertaking insight meditation and in developing insight knowledge, ranging from initial practices to advanced levels of practice.

The Progress of Insight

The Progress of Insight
Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9552400902
ISBN 13: 9789552400902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Progress of Insight Book Review:

The practice of Vipassana or insight meditation was described by the Buddha as the “direct way” for the overcoming of all sorrow and grief and for realizing Nibbana, the state of perfect liberation from suffering. The essence of this practice consists in the four foundations of mindfulness: mindful contemplation of the body, feelings, states of mind, and mind objects.

The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained

The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained
Author: Ven Ledi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Pariyatti Publishing
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN 10: 1938754484
ISBN 13: 9781938754487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained Book Review:

Knowing that reliable information on the practice of insight meditation was much needed by practitioners in the West, the renowned Burmese master Ledi Sayadaw wrote the The Manual of Insight. He covers many topics, such as the distortions of perceptions, the Noble Truths, the higher knowledges, Nibbana, and others, fully expounded and furnished with brief descriptions, some of which are drawn from the Pali texts, while others are the product of Ledi Sayadaw's own teachings. The second manual, The Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained, was written by the Ven. Ledi Sayadaw in Burmese and later translated into English by U Saw Tun Teik. It contains all the path-factors clearly explained by the venerable author who, as a senior member of the Sangha (Order) in Burma, was both deeply learned and well-practiced in meditation.

The Manual of Insight

The Manual of Insight
Author: Ñāṇa ((Ledi Cha rā toʻ ;),Ledi Sayadaw Maha
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:651089940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Birth of Insight

The Birth of Insight
Author: Erik Braun
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN 10: 022600094X
ISBN 13: 9780226000947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Birth of Insight Book Review:

Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha’s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominant—and relatively recent—role in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists in the colonial period were pioneers in making insight meditation indispensable to modern Buddhism. Braun focuses on the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of modern insight meditation, and explores Ledi’s popularization of the study of crucial Buddhist philosophical texts in the early twentieth century. By promoting the study of such abstruse texts, Braun shows, Ledi was able to standardize and simplify meditation methods and make them widely accessible—in part to protect Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun also addresses the question of what really constitutes the “modern” in colonial and postcolonial forms of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this type of meditation was caused by precolonial factors in Burmese culture as well as the disruptive forces of the colonial era. Offering a readable narrative of the life and legacy of one of modern Buddhism’s most important figures, The Birth of Insight provides an original account of the development of mass meditation.

The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight
Author: Joseph Goldstein
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0834840995
ISBN 13: 9780834840997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Experience of Insight Book Review:

This modern classic on Buddhist meditation will help you further your practice and understanding of foundational Buddhist teachings This modern spiritual classic, presented as a thirty-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation—whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life. Goldstein—a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma—uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions. Full of clear and practical instruction, The Experience of Insight is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.

Manual of Mindfulness of Breathing

Manual of Mindfulness of Breathing
Author: Ledi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1999-04-01
ISBN 10: 9552401941
ISBN 13: 9789552401947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Mindfulness of Breathing Book Review:

Gives clear and simple instructions on how to develop meditation on the breath.

Calm and Insight

Calm and Insight
Author: Laurence-Khantipalo Mills
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780700701414
ISBN 13: 0700701419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calm and Insight Book Review:

This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

Wisdom Wide and Deep

Wisdom Wide and Deep
Author: Shaila Catherine
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2011-11-15
ISBN 10: 086171623X
ISBN 13: 9780861716234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Wide and Deep Book Review:

"If you are interested in Dharma study, this book belongs in your library."---Phillip Moffitt, author of Dancing with Life "This book can be the guide for cultivating the inner calm we long for."---Christina Feldman, author of Compassion: Listening to the Cries of the World "This handbook respects both the ancient tradition and the needs of contemporary lay practitioners, without compromising either. Shaila Catherine blends scriptural references, personal examples, and timeless stories with detailed meditation instructions. The combination of pragmatic style and theoretical knowledge produces a striking invitation for the reader to apply these instructions and master the complete practice for awakening."---from the foreword by Pa-Auk Sayadaw, author of The Workings of Kamma "Catherine has managed a difficult feat---to be simultaneously encyclopedic and charming, all with extraordinary clarity. This meditation manual is a first for the West and will surely become a classic and a support for generations of practitioners."---Kate Wheeler, editor of In This Very Life: Liberation Teachings of the Buddha "Wisdom Wide and Deep is a powerful inspiration both for those who would like a glimpse of what's possible and for those intrepid explorers of the mind who want to bring these teachings to fulfillment. Highly recommended."---Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace "Written in clear, practical language, this book converts theory into direct experience. It is a detailed exploration of deep calmness as well as insight. The West needs such manuals."---Christopher Titmuss, author of Light on Enlightenment "A valuable work as both a practice guide and a reference manual."---Guy Armstrong, insight meditation teacher

Practical Insight Meditation

Practical Insight Meditation
Author: Mahasi Sayadaw,Sobhana (Mahā caññʻ Cha rā toʻ ʼA rhaṅʻ)
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9552400899
ISBN 13: 9789552400896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath
Author: Larry Rosenberg
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-11-09
ISBN 10: 0834823462
ISBN 13: 9780834823464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breath by Breath Book Review:

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

The Manual of Insight

The Manual of Insight
Author: Ledi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 87
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:935089574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focused and Fearless

Focused and Fearless
Author: Shaila Catherine
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2010-07-16
ISBN 10: 1458783642
ISBN 13: 9781458783646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focused and Fearless Book Review:

Now ordinary meditators (and non-meditators) can understand how to attain non-ordinary states with relative ease. Blended with contemporary examples, pragmatic exercises, and ''how to'' instructions that anyone can try, Focused and Fearless provides a wealth of tools to cultivate non-distracted attention in daily life and on retreat. Shaila Catherine has a friendly, wise approach to the meditative states (jhanas) that lead to liberating insight. Focused and Fearless is about much more than merely meditation or concentration. It offers a complete path towards bliss, fearlessness, and true awakening.

Manual of Excellent Man

Manual of Excellent Man
Author: Ledi Sayadaw
Publsiher: Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages: 2007
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 9552402034
ISBN 13: 9789552402036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manual of Excellent Man Book Review:

In this book the great Burmese philosopher-monk, Ledi Sayadaw, covers the paramis practised by a Bodhisatta, the five aggregates, the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, and Nibbana. An inspiring and intellectually astute work, geared to the practice of insight meditation. It was written in response to a letter from a lay follower posing ten questions on important points of Buddhist teaching. The work begins with an explanation of the Theravada conception of the Bodhisatta, the aspirant to supreme Buddhahood, and of the ten perfections a Bodhisatta must fulfil to reach Perfect Enlightenment. The author then launches out into a detailed exploration of the “five aggregates” that make up human existence. He also gives coverage to the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, the five kinds of Maras, and the nature of Nibbana. Again and again, the Sayadaw impresses on his readers the need to take up the practice of the Dhamma in full earnestness, not remaining content with mere deeds of merit but striving along the path of insight meditation that leads to realization of the goal.

In This Very Life

In This Very Life
Author: U Pandita,Kate Wheeler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1995-11-09
ISBN 10: 0861713117
ISBN 13: 9780861713110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In This Very Life Book Review:

Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita shows us that freedom is as immediate as breathing, as fundamental as a footstep. In this book he describes the path of the Buddha and calls all of us to that heroic journey of liberation. Enlivened by numerous case histories and anecdotes, In This Very Life is a matchless guide to the inner territory of meditation - as described by the Buddha.

The Path of Serenity and Insight

The Path of Serenity and Insight
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 8120812360
ISBN 13: 9788120812369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Path of Serenity and Insight Book Review:

In the oldest scriptures of Theravada Buddhism much attention is given to the jhanas, high levels of meditative attainment distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. Ven. Dr. Gunaratana examines these jhanas within the context of Buddhist teaching as a whole and particularly within the meditation disciplines taught by the Buddha. Beginning with the ethical foundation for meditation, the role of the teacher, the classical subjects of meditation, and the appropriateness of these subjects to individual practitioners, the author traces the practice of meditation to the higher reaches of realization. The eight stages of jhana are individually analyzed and explained in terms of their relation to one another and to the ultimate goal of the teaching. The author makes the critical distinction between the mundane jhanas and supermundane jhanas, pointing out that the lower four, while leading to various mental powers and psychic attainments, are not necessary to full enlightenment and may be developed or bypassed as the medita-tor wishes. The author goes on to explain the place of the jhanas among the accomplishments of an arahat and elucidate their usefulness for a dedicated meditator.

A Little Manual for Knowing

A Little Manual for Knowing
Author: Esther Lightcap Meek
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN 10: 163087177X
ISBN 13: 9781630871772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little Manual for Knowing Book Review:

In refreshing challenge to the common presumption that knowing involves amassing information, this book offers an eight-step approach that begins with love and pledge and ends with communion and shalom. Everyday adventures of knowing turn on a moment of insight that transforms and connects knower and known. No matter the field--science or art, business or theology, counseling or athletics--this little manual offers a how-to for knowing ventures. It offers concrete guidance to individuals or teams, students or professionals, along with plenty of exercises to spark the process of discovery, design, artistry, or mission.

The Vipassan D pan

The Vipassan   D  pan
Author: Nāṇa (Ledi Cha rā toʻ)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 70
Release: 1915
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924081224630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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