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Is there a objective book on how vipassana of U. Mahasi and S.N. Goenka works?

I have been practicing Vipassana in S.N. Goenka's lineage for two years. I have read some of Mahasi's and Webu's Sayadaw writings as well. The biggest hindrance I've thus come across is Doubt. Every ...
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Conscious Attention for Inner transformation during daily activities

The life current is extremely strong, if I consciously bring my attention to a single breath, a single movement of my abdomen, a single moment of my weight or sensation of my sitting bones during ...
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cycling through the 16 nanas all day?

After finishing a mahasi retreat and asking a second teacher told me that everyone is going through the nanas always Can people here explain on this issue please ... Does it mean everyone is ...
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Why does Mahasi Method have the points on the Body to attend to?

What is the reason? It seems to be to train concentration while avoiding one pointedness? Might the lack of one pointedness be counter productive at some point?
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Doubting the quick attainments of the Mahasi Tradition

I have noticed that a lot of Mahasi practitioner seem to reach sotopanna very quickly. What is the difference from other methods of Buddhist Meditation and the Mahasi Method, relative to the apparent ...
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What practices can aid (or not ruin) the mahasi style meditation?

This question goes specifically to theravada insight practicioners - but everyone can answer if they think they have something useful to add - even from other traditions since my mahasi style ...
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What is the minimum I need to do to advance?

I practice for something like at least two years--maybe more I don't remember when I started. I did one 16 day retreat Mahsasi style - as well as two 10 day retreats. I did periods of meditation at ...
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how to label changing postures?

Up until now when i change postures i said in my language the word for changing to a sitting posture and then "sitting" three times - now i think it overdoing it and i think maybe its best just to say ...
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What is meant by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw in regards to “The Attainment of Fruition”?

In The Progress of Insight by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, in the section The Attainment of Fruition, it is said that: This occurs in precisely the same way as the path and fruition consciousness ...
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Mahasi Sayadaw Walking

In the tradition of Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw, it is taught that walking and sitting meditation should be practiced balanced with one another. I am wondering where it can be found that the Buddha taught ...
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Looking for info on the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw tradition

I have started practicing Vipassana meditation and seek information on the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition. Could anyone provide me with some sources for learning about and understanding this tradition? ...
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Mind moving too fast to note?

What to do when the mind starts moving so fast that individual experiences cannot be noted? And as far as I have experienced, the mind can only be in one place at a time, but it begins moving so fast ...
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Help with a weekend slump in meditation practice

On work days (5 days a week), I'm normally able to get in around 4-4.5 hours of meditation a day, normally walking and sitting for 45 minutes each and then some Anapana meditation usually at the start ...
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Are the 16 stages of Insight mentioned by the Buddha in the early Pali texts or are they a later addition to the Dharma?

I am reading Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and progressive stages by Mahasi Sayadaw. In the book he elaborates on the 16 stages of insight meditation as a kind of road map of what to expect. I ...
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Noting craving for food : Ven. Mahasi Saydaw tradition

Practice : Ven.Mahasi Sayadaw I mostly practice "daily life" meditation and I found this specific question very important ( I have got some illnesses due to this too) I get intention to eat when I ...
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“Gatha” (Verse) on mindfulness/contemplation of Death : Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw

Practice : Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw Is there any "Gatha" (Verse) can be used to contemplate on "Death"? The purpose is to use as an aid to generate necessary energy to continue practice [mostly as the ...
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Keep motivation to stick on one meditation practice :Ven. Mahasi Saydaw

Practice : Ven .Mahasi Sayadaw I have been practicing meditation " in daily life " for a week . I felt more relaxed and also noticed having a thought of "intention" before most of my actions of ...
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Methods of Modern Meditation Masters

There are some very influential meditation masters of the 20th century such as Mahasi Sayadaw and S.N. Goenka who have many people today who follow their methods. Is it possible to summarize the ...
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Mindfulness when “reading” : Ven . Mahasi Sayadaw tradition

Practice Ven . Mahasi Sayadaw tradition I spend most of my unproductive time (traveling , when nothing special to do ) on reading Dhamma books using my iPhone. These moments are not appropriate for ...