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

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 (the other meditation type being ). Literally, the word Vipassanā means "to see things as they really are".

In Vipassanā meditation one uses mindfulness of breathing and techniques like contemplation, introspection, or observation of bodily sensations for example, to cultivate insight into one's mind and into the true nature of reality.

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