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Manual of Insight

Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Wisdom Publications
 | 
May, 2016
ISBN:
9781614292777
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5
$67.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Translated into English for the first time by the Vipassana Metta Foundation Translation Committee, headed by Steve Armstrong, A Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, a leader of the vipassana movement 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. A Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.

“A truly important work of one of the greatest contemporary masters, with rich detail and profound insight.” —Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

“Having ordained under Mahasi Sayadaw, I know him as one of the most influential Theravada Buddhist teachers of the 20th century. If your temperament is toward strong samadhi and precise noticing, this book will be an invaluable resource in progressing through the Stages of Insight.” —Rodney Smith, author of Awakening

The Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw (1904-1982), U Sobhana Mahathera, was one of the most eminent meditation masters of modern times and a leader in the contemporary resurgence of Vipassana meditation. Placing himself under the guidance of Venerable U Narada Sayadaw and undertaking intensive training in Vipassana meditation, he mastered the technique and went on to popularize vipassana as a systematic practice beneficial for monks and laity alike.

Thousands of people have been trained at his Thathana Yeiktha Meditation Centre in Yangon and many more have benefited from his clear-cut approach to meditation practice available through his voluminous writings and through the teachings abroad of his disciples, including Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Rodney Smith, and many others.

Publisher’s Description: 

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.

A Manual of Insight the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, a leader of the vipassana movement 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, A Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.

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