Questions tagged [vipassana]

Vipassanā (Pāli, Vipaśhyanā in Sanskrit, Lhagthong in Tibetan) is a form of insight-meditation and one of the two meditation techniques that supposedly were taught by the Buddha

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why i have to resist itching/tingling sensations

what to do with these sensations,these happens all day,why i have to resist to itch i am wondering when i can simply itch that move on.
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Meditation in day to day life

I lost my interest in things,I just do only day to day life.Is it depression?This happened some months back. I think it is related to my vipassana meditation. Now in meditation saw the sadness and ...
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What happens after anger disappears?

I practiced meditation few years ago,had reached a state where experience consepte of "I"was an illusion.when was Illusion of the I disappeared anger disappeared altogether. But I can't meditate ...
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Strong tingling sensation in face that persists +- hour after meditation

I've been meditating for about 8 years. Recently I did a second vipassana 10 day silent retreat. A few days in, when focussing on my face, my face got highly sensitive, and a strong tingling was ...
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Goenkas vipassana

I focus now on bigger area from top of the nose to upper lip.When I watch breath my focus goes from upper lip to nasal passage but could not return to upper lip that is my tiny spot of focus .It gets ...
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How not to alter breathing in Anapana meditation?

When I practice Anapana meditation,I often get a feel that I tried to alter my breathing instead of observing natural breathing.So,how can I observe natural breath?What are the best tips for this?
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sensations as meditation object

Can sensations be a meditation object like breath? if yes how do I practice meditations with it?
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How a sotapanna person experiences the mind?

What is the difference between lay person and a person who achieves sotapanna?Does sotapanna person experience less thoughts?Would they experience as dukka,happiness,pain like mind states?
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attention in itching feels like i m unable to focus on anything as my focus is on itch now ):

i am spending some time alone in a day(in solitude),during that alone time and during the rest of the day i am feeling itching and tingling,i can ignore both by just watching it as someone described ...
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can't i learn Vipassana meditation online?

Is it essential to go SN Goenka centre for 10 days to learn vipassana? can't i learn it online ?
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How to meditate after become sotapannna?

If someone sees self is an illusion.it disappears with dvesha.is that the state lord buddha said, anatta ?how do you meditate thereafter?
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In how far does involvement in certain undertaking effects one, good or bad?

In how far does one take part on skilfull or unskilfull undertaking? In how far does one receives the fruits of good or bad actions by means of getting involved by toughts, signs and deeds, by ...
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Problems of a Lay Mediator

Questions: Is it normal to shy away from your family when it is hard to interact with them because they are so caught up in defilement and shaming my practices? And is it proper to not ...
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Meditative-self

Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo mentioned that one shouldn't build up a meditative-self while being a meditator. How can I prevent this from happening, as I have been quite stiff and getting quieter and more ...
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Mahasi Sayadaw Noting Method (mostly as taught by Yuttadhammo Bhikku): Help with mindfulness during daily activities?

I'm having immense troubles with maintaining mindfulness during the day. Is it really as simple as noting whatever is prominent? Do I just need to stick with it? Generally, I'm confused as to what ...
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Duty of Student

I have list of Question can any one suggest answer of these question from me from Buddhist tradition. what is duty of student? what are elements that useful for student from Destruction? How Vipasana ...
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Law of attraction to reach enlightenment?

This may be a crazy question. But just out of curiosity when we do law of attraction method they say that we can attract money, success or something. Can we attract enlightenment like that??? So in ...
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Can the body be stuck in a state during practice?

So I've been doing vipassana meditation more regularly after my second 10 day regularly. I try to do 1hr to 1.5 hr per sitting and meditate as much as possible during my commute. I've been feeling ...
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Wholesome is absence of passion?

A person told here, that wholesome (kusala) means absence of passion (desire, will..., raga, lobha, chanda...). Is that right? If, why. Is it wrong? If, why? No need to have passion to answer the ...
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How can one apply the skills developed through Vipassana meditation to overcome FMO/PMO (fantasy, porn, masturbation, orgasm) addiction?

As far as I understand, Vipassana meditation trains attention and equanimity. Both sound as great skills to have in order to battle addictions. However, after having attended a 10-day Vipassana course,...
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How to avoid subtle biases and inclinations to influence phenomena when doing vipassana?

In other words, how do I know if I'm really being objective?
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Why do I have swaying/floating feeling after completing 10 day Vipassana course?

These sensations and a feeling that my whole body is swaying/floating started on the 7th day of the course. On the 8th day I had quite a surreal experience during one of the group sittings. My eyes ...
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What is Modern Vipassana?

The more I learn about the modern Vipassana movement the more I feel it promotes an incorrect or inadequate view. But I don't know the movement well so I thought I'd ask what others here think about ...
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How are the three marks of existence experienced through Samadhi meditation?

Could dry vipassana & pure one-pointed samadhi type meditations just be different approaches to the same enlightenment? If one attains the fourth jhana with one pointed concentration does one ...
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Which place is good for vipassana meditation?

Please recommend good place for Vipassana meditation for in 2017. Including Availability of visa it does not matter short 7-14 days or long (in months) Vipassana meditation course If it is remote ...
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How to approach motivation for work during Vipassana?

My career involves lot of self-learning, and self-motivation. I like my work, which is a reason why my work doesn't feel like work. However, I am finding it hard to incorporate Vipassana into my work. ...
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Is it only a matter of time before expected feelings of “remorse or shame or guilt” surface during meditation?

Approaching yr68, I have committed my share of unwholesome conduct over the years, the typical errors of middle-class youth and adulthood in this USofA. I've been practicing sitting meditation for ...
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Is this just a logic or experience about mind(reality)?

While doing self enquiry kind of meditation(also doing vipassana) there is feel of understanding/experience/logic that make myself convinced(but not strongly) that "me" is not the thoughts or the body ...
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Is there a connection between the Hindu and Buddhist Centres of Psychic Energy?

Further to my earlier question --What is the method for "Coupling of the Serenity and Insight Powers" referred to in the Path of Discrimination? -- a fresh question has surfaced based on the ...
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Vipassana retreat while in post acute withdrawal?

It's a hell of state to observe moment by moment. I mean nothing is really life threatening with PAWS so does a retreat somewhere accommodate this condition?
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Categories of Dhammanupassana (Satipatthana)

What are the components, the categories (the dhammas)that have to be observed in dhammanupassana (the 4th field of satipatthana)?
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How to disambiguate between various meditation practices?

From what I understand, different schools of Buddhism teach different subsets of meditation techniques, or different variations of the same techniques. However, many meditation resources don't specify ...
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Satipatthana bhavana versus Vipassana bhavana

Is there a difference in the practice of satipatthana bhavana and vipassana bhavana? Or are both terms synonyms?
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Scattered mind while doing Body Scanning in Vipassana

I have been practicing Vipassana under the tradition of S.N Goenka for the last 2 and half year. When I scan my body and observe different sensations, I find that my mind is not clear and It's not ...
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If I start doing Vipassana now, how long will it take me to achieve Nirvana?

Call me an over-enthusiast but presently, the highest priority in my life is to achieve the object of Nirvana or moksha. By performing Vipassana, I want to achieve Nirvana and in this lifetime only. I'...
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How does one calm one's bodily fabrications?

I personally start looking at the speed of the breath and then it slows down. In the Tripitaka are there recommended methods to accomplish this? What do different teachers and commentaries say about ...
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Refuge in the modern vipassanā movement (the concept/practice, not the ceremony/commitment)

How much discussion of refuge is there in the modern vipassanā movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipassana_movement)? If there is significant emphasis, what is its character? I am particularly ...
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What contentment and modesty, what persistence and grasping, toward what, craving, craving holding on what leads to liberation?

What contentment and modesty, what persistence and grasping, toward what, craving, craving holding on what leads to liberation? Doing, acting, content toward what is skilful, toward what unskilful in ...
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What is breath?

There is a lot of talk on breath, now what is breath? What's the meaning? Is it form? What of it? Is it an action? Is it a perception? A feeling? How should it be taken, if to be taken, so that it ...
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What does 'all the phenomena related to the senses are “not real”' mean?

Upasaka Angus asked on another place: What do you mean that all the phenomena related to the senses are "not real"? So what does a statement '"all the phenomena related to the senses are "not real ...
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How to ordain and become a monk?

I want to devote my life to Buddhist way of meditation, I want to know more of Buddha teaching but my main interest is for go day and night actual meditation practices. I accidentally come across Sri ...
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Changing of questions and the precept of not speaking what is not true

Venerables, Upasaka, Upasika Valued readers and engaged Buddhabodhisattas here, In how far might it count as a break of the precept, abstaining from telling what is not true, if one changes the ...
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Difference between yatha bhuta and vipassana

Is there a difference between yatha bhuta and vipassana? Or are they just synonyms?
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How can watching be non-doing?

In Vipassana meditation ,it is emphasized that one should not force the mind to concentrate on certain object or force anything to happen in particular.Its kind of letting things unfold and just ...
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What lasts longer: the Cheesburger or a perception of it?

What lasts longer: the Cheesburger or a perception of it? What's more real? Where to put into de-veloping?
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Goenka's vipassana

I can not focus in upper lip: my focus goes in to nostril. I can now watch breath in nostril, but can not stay focussed on upper lip and watch breath. I focus on entire nose and not on upper lip, and ...
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Why not becoming disillusioned toward mind?

An argument why a question "mind vs. matter" will not be given free points on: That’s why, when it comes to this mind, an uneducated ordinary person is unable to become disillusioned, dispassionate,...
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Are Samatha and Vipassana mentioned in the Pali Canon as different styles/techniques of meditation?

I've seen in a lot of discussions that there are two kinds of meditation methods with different but complementary goals: meditation for establishing tranquility (samatha) and meditation for ...
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Integration of Body and Mind

Upon asking about over-watching Youtube, I wondered if this activity was detrimental because it was merely sensory without much cognition. Buddhism usually promotes seemingly either attention (...
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Samatha vs Vipassana. What are the mechanics?

So correct me if im wrong samatha and vipassna are the goals of all forms of meditation. Anapanasati can be either for the goal of samatha or vipassana (or both). Vipassana is very cognitive, ...