I just read Allan Wallace's "The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind" book. He cites vipashyana (or vipassana, vipassanā, vipaśyanā, lha-thong) but he doesn't deepen much on it.

Can you refer to some texts and books regarding this meditation?

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    The best is that you do a course on meditation. There are many meditation centres as per different linages. If you are interested in meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka please visit: dhamma.org and register for a course. There are centres in many countries. The main thing about insight meditation is the practice aspect which you cannot easily grasp from a book. Dec 10, 2014 at 4:02

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Buddhanet contain a lot of meditation related ebooks on the topic which you can read. A good introductory book would be:

Also following questions on the site might be of interest also:


Daniel Ingram's "Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha" is a superb reference for this. It also explains the differences between different forms of practice, which is useful for deciding when and if to do what. See this answer for more details. And the book itself is freely available from Daniel's site.


I have written an answer here which provides free books on the practice of Vipassana medition.

All the books are written by the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. You will find information about the practice of insight meditation, the fundamentals, the technique, development of insight etc. This might be of some help.


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