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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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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
Alin-Kyan and Vijjāmagga Dīpanī (Two Expositions of the Buddha’s
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This Pariyatti Edition* contains two advanced expositions on the development of higher insight knowledge by the renowned Burmese scholar monk and meditation master Ledi Sayadaw - The Manual of the Path of Higher Knowledge (Vijjāmagga Dīpanī) and The Manual of Light (Alin-Kyan). Topics dealt with include Dependent Origination, Kamma, Causality, and Nibbana.
The Manual of Light (Alin-Kyan) is published in its entirety here. The Manuals of Dhamma, (Pariyatti Edition), also includes a translation of Alin-Kyan that was originally published in The Light of the Dhamma, a journal published in Burma in the 1950's. At that time they did not have a complete translation ready.
*Pariyatti Editions use stronger spines and thicker paper compared to past editions.