Vipassana meditation is a technique originating in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition. One first establishes concentration on a primary object (usually the breath) but then one simply observes the flow of experience in the present moment, with as little strategising and judging as possible. This is described as the practice of "choiceless awareness."
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Buddhist Meditation from Thailand
The fundamentals of meditation by Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo, Wat Aranyawiwake, Thailand.
A Gradual Awakening
Excerpts from Stephen Levine's meditation manual.
Downloadable books by Nina van Gorkom and Sujin Boriharnwanaket, and many texts from the Tipitaka.
Vipassana Research Institute
Based in Igatpuri, India. Information on the Vipassana meditation technique as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Pages include Vipassana Newsletter and details of courses and centres.
Vipassana Support Institute
Information on the basic theory of vipassana meditation, also known as mindfulness or insight meditation. Articles and tapes from Shinzen Young.
Meditation in the Theravada tradition. Online meditation course.
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