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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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How not to alter breathing in Anapana meditation?

A simple and natural way to relinquish breath obsessions is to count your breaths. This is a traditional Zen meditation practice that I still use 4 decades after I learned it. It works because it give …
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How to avoid subtle biases and inclinations to influence phenomena when doing vipassana?

One of the most powerful and useful suttas is SN12.23 Dependent Origination.. SN12.23 lists the things you can observe while being rightfully mindful of biases and inclinations. For example, suppose a …
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Intensifying sensations during meditation after switching to an Ayuverdic lifestyle

The Noble Eightfold Path is conditioned but can be grasped too tightly from a desire for rapid progress or attainments. Embrace slow, steady and gentle practices and observances. Observances and pract …
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Question about Vipassana

Take a look at Mindfulness Meditation (MN10). This is one of the key meditation suttas. MN10 breaks down meditation as a progression of 16 steps, grouped in four tetrads. The first tetrad is the body …
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Mind in meditation

Can the mind watch the mind? Yes. For example, try counting your breaths. If you lose count, your mind has wandered and your mind knows that it has wandered. That is the value of counting breaths. Cou …
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What is the real meaning of 'Knowledge and Vision' in the Pali-texts?

Knowledge is the counterpart to ignorance of the Four Noble Truths of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. Vision varie …
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How are the three marks of existence experienced through Samadhi meditation?

A search for anicca dukkha anatta jhana yields 9 suttas, including AN9.36 which starts with the first absorption and continues deeper. Notice that the meditator is not just experiencing passively, but …
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How can watching be non-doing?

MN1 The Root of All Things addresses watching for the untrained ordinary person as: They perceive the seen as the seen. But then they identify with the seen … Why is that? Because they haven’t com …
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How a sotapanna person experiences the mind?

AN6.97 summarizes the benefits of stream-entry as follows: AN6.97:1.1: “Mendicants, these are the six benefits of realizing the fruit of stream-entry. What six? You’re bound for the true teaching …
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Listening to music while meditating

Meditating with music is inadvisable: AN8.41:8.1: ‘As long as they live, the perfected ones give up dancing, singing, music, and seeing shows; and beautifying and adorning themselves with garlands, f …
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What effect does social media, mobile gaming and watching movies have on my meditation pract...

If one was on the Titanic, one might realize that social media, mobile gaming and watching movies are unproductive. Focusing on such trivial activities, one might suffer a painful death and end up bei …
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How Am I not the owner of the mind?

SN22.155 is a short sutta that addresses Identity View, describing how it arises from grasping at the five aggregates. SN22.155:1.4: “When form exists, because of grasping form and insisting on f …
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Anapanasati vs Vipassana, what to follow?

Practice unfolds according to view. When a practitioner declares, "this works!" or "this does not work!" there is always context to be considered. What was the original individual view? The Buddha him …
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The New Age Philosophy of Evolution stating that working towards Thoughtlessness and Nothing...

"The freedom of my swinging arms ends at your nose." This video promotes the value of developing consciousness beyond personal concerns into a consciousness that embraces the world around us. In the …
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Scattered mind while doing Body Scanning in Vipassana

I have read some suggestions for this like having the perception of light, walking meditation etc. but none of these are helping me out. I would be very grateful if someone could point out my mista …
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