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Vipassana, which means to see things as they
really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
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as taught by S.N. Goenka is on actual practice, this product may provide
inspiration and guidance to a Vipassana meditator.
We also carry titles from the Theravada tradition, as we feel that by exploring the wider world of the Theravada texts, which include the Buddha’s discourses, commentaries, and scholarly articles and treatises, meditators have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Dhamma and thereby enrich their meditation practice. This kind of intellectual exploration also helps a meditator to gain an understanding of the evolution and historical context of their meditation tradition. This understanding in turn deepens their practice and understanding of the Dhamma.x
Author: Vipassana Research Institute
The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Awareness
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This sutta is the primary discourse in which the Buddha describes the practice of meditation in detail. This translation of the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta has Roman-script Pāli with an English translation on facing pages as well as an introductory article and detailed footnotes explaining Pali terms and phrases. This highly significant text will be of interest to any serious student of meditation or of the Buddha's teaching.
This book is intended for use in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta meditation courses for Old Students of Vipassana, as taught by S.N. Goenka. Using this text, Mr. Goenka gives evening discourses explaining why Vipassana is taught the way it is. The Satipatthana Sutta Discourses book is a summary of those discourses and serves as a nice companion to the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta.