This is Swedish translation of the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike. This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students' questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.
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This is the classic introduction to Vipassana meditation: a full-length study of the teaching of S. N. Goenka, prepared under his guidance and with his approval. Useful for meditators and non-meditators alike.This was the first book to appear in English that accurately describes the practice of Vipassana at length for the general reader. It includes stories by Goenkaji as well as answers to students' questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.
Based on the most popular meditation techniques taught across Thailand.
Vipassana - "To See Things As They Are"Vipassana means, "to see things as they are". It is to "put aside whatever is evident - the visible truth - and to concentrate on the reality as it is." Vipassana is the practice of focusing close attention to the now. In simpler words, Vipassana is a way of achieving true happiness and a peaceful state of mind.This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, from teacher to teacher. However, the Vipassana that we know of today started with the Enlightened One, none other than Buddha himself.The Vipassana tradition circles around the teachings of Buddha, which is known as Dhamma or Dharma. Some of the main points of the True Dharma are the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and the Five Precepts. All these and other teachings of the Blessed One all converge to attain one goal - the end of suffering.The Four Truths is the central doctrine of the True Dharma. Without the knowledge of these Truths, one can never achieve the end of suffering. The First Noble Truth (Dukkha) stresses that life is suffering. Physical and mental suffering is produced by direct causes, loss or deprivation, and the impermanency of all things. The Second Noble Truth dwells on understanding the root of the suffering - the desire (Raga). We often crave or desire many things and experiences, and whether we attain the desired or not, it all inevitably leads to suffering. The Truth of the Cessation of Suffering is the Third Truth. After identifying the source of suffering, we must eliminate it. Finally, the Fourth Truth tells us that the only way to truly end suffering is to become enlightened. Vipassana is the key to enlightenment.The Noble Eightfold Paths are the comprehensive paths one must take to achieve the end of suffering. It consists of three practices - morality, concentration, and Wisdom...In this book you will find the steps and strategies on how to battle stress, depression, fear and anxiety through the practice of Vipassana meditation.Here, you'll get a grasp of what this technique is and how it came to be. This book also shows how Vipassana meditation can be used to make our daily lives more fulfilling and to eventually find the true meaning of peace and tranquility.Below are some of the things you will learn from his book...Some of the keypoints of this book are:What is Vipassana?History of VipassanaBuddha's lifeHow to practice Vipassana meditationBenefits of VipassanaVipassana todayIn this book you will be given detailed instructions on the exact practice of Vipassana!The goal of this book, as is the goal of the other books of the series, is to provide you with information on how to mindfully live in order to eventually become peaceful and happy every day of your life! Do you want to change your life for the best? Do you want to learn the Vipassana technique that will help you change? Download your copy today! Discount for a very limited time only!Tags: Vipassana, Vipassana for beginners, Mindfulness, Mindfulness for beginners, Meditation, Meditation for beginners, Zen, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Buddha, Spirituality, Anxiety relief, Stress relief, Peace, Awakening, Enlightenment, Tranquility, Calmness, Vipassana meditation for happiness, Clarity, Joy, Enlightenment
Vipassan -meditation (or practice) has become popular in South East Asia and the West. However, these practices aiming at reaching insight are taught in many varieties. The focus of this book is on the doctrinal sources of a number of vipassan -practices. Part one considers a number of methods by modern teachers and scholar-monks about vipassan -meditation, and compares these with the canonical Pali discourses they refer to.In Part two the author analyses which principles related to insight and practices to develop insight have been widely accepted in the Pali discourses. Futhermore, a comparison with some discourses available in English from Chinese versions is offered. This study is written for those who have a practical or theoretical interest in meditation techniques such as mindfulness and vipassan . In particular participants in retreats, who note that many different methods are taught, will find this a useful book."
|Book Title||: Samatha Vipassana Meditation in Accordance with the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to Reach Lord Buddha Dhammakayas and Nibbana|
|Author||: Phra Thepyanmongkol|
|Publisher||: Dhammakaya.tv เรารักวัดหลวงพ่อสด|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
The Most Profound Teachings of Luang Phor Wat Paknam Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni (Luang Phor Sodh) Presented and Explained by Phra Thepyanmongkol Phra Thepyanmongkol has been my student since 1973. At that time, he was a layman, named Mr. Sermchai Polpatthanarithi. I taught him samatha-vipassanā meditation based on Lord Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness to Dhammakāya and Nibbāna and the transcendental knowledge or vijjā of seed-element or dhatudhamma purifi cation, also called āsavakkhayaāa, which I had learned from and practiced with Luang Phor Sodh until he passed away. Then, I assigned Mr. Sermchai and Phra Khru Kaisornvilard (Natthanan Kulsiri) to collect the teachings of Luang Phor Sodh in order to publish them as a book. These teachings had been recorded by Phra Khru Vinaitorn Jou (Pali Grade 5) since 1938. Later, the Dhamma Practice for People Project of Wat Paknam Basijareaon was initiated for propagating Dhammakaya Meditation. On August 16th 1977, its committee published 500 copies of the fi rst book named, “Tactics and Strategy of Advanced Dhātudhamma Purifi cation (āsavakkhayaāa)” for distribution to those who reached advanced Dhammakāya Meditation. In 1985, 1200 copies of the second book were published. This was followed in 1993 by the third book, as well as 2,000 copies of the special edition incorporating volumes 1, 2 and 3. These were all for distribution to those who reached advanced Dhammakāya Meditation. The special edition was entitled “Vijjā Magga-phala Bisadarn 1-2-3” [Detailed Transcendental Path and Fruit Knowledge 1-2-3]. In addition, on October 10th 1984, 1200 copies of 63 Dhamma Talks by Luang Phor Sodh transcribed by Phra Pipatdhammagani (Umnat Upagutto) were published and distributed by the Dhamma Practice for People Project of Wat Paknam Basijareaon and the Dhammakāya Foundation for the 100th anniversary of Luang Phor Sodh’s decease. This book was entitled, “Biography, Work and 63 Dhamma Talks of Luang Phor Watpaknam (Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni).” FOREWORD IX Now, Phra Thepyanmongkol, Abbot of Wat Luang Phor Sodh Dhammakayaram and the President of the National Coordination Center of Provincial Meditation Institutes of Thailand, has collected and explained the teaching of Luang Phor Sodh in accordance with Four Foundations of Mindfulness to Dhammakāya and Nibbāna. The goal of this arduous effort is to substantiate that Dhammakāya Meditation as taught by Luang Phor Sodh is the Right Teaching of Lord Buddha based on evidence from the Pali Canon and to help Buddhists to understand this profound teaching better. Once, Luang Phor Sodh said to Somdej Pa or former Phra Sangharaja Pun Punnasiri, who was his nephew, “You will see that in the future, all people across the country will practice the way Wat Paknam is teaching.” Phra Thepyanmongkol deserves profound praise and gratitude for all his hard work in so many facets. I would like to congratulate Phra Thepyanmongkol and his team for their stupendous effort in completing this book, “Samatha- Vipassanā meditation in Accordance with the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to Reach Lord Buddha’s Dhammakāyas and Nibbāna,” as well as all the fi nancial supporters who have made this book possible. The book will be of immeasurable benefi t to those studying the Right Practice of Lord Buddha. Finally, I call upon the Triple Gem to bless you all to prosper in Lord Buddha’s Dhamma and in your life and work. May you all live happily and healthfully and attain your noble wishes. (Phra Rajbrahmathera - Veera Ganuttamo) Vice Abbot and Head of Meditation Masters, Wat Paknam Basijareaon
Vipassana-Meditation as explained by the English meditation master George D. Bickell “is a must have” for everybody being seriously interested in the theoretical and practical fundamentals of this kind of meditation. The main topics covered are, the real goal of meditation, meditation practise and its side effects, errors on the meditational path, living in the here and now, relationships and communication, the nature and perils of perceptions and aspects of freedom. Talks given by the author as a Buddhist monk in Bangkok and Booklets written for meditators in order to give them some “Insight” into their possible experiences form the two main chapters of this book.
The National Coordination Center of Provincial Meditation Institutes of Thailand was established with the commitment of Directors from 338 Meditation Centers (out of over 400) invited by the National Buddhism Organization to a conference at Wat Yannawa, Bangkok, April 23-25, B.E. 2551 (2008). There were fi ve objectives. Three were established at the conference and the last two were added later. 1. To support the Sangha Body’s Provincial Meditation Centers to administer Buddhist Education effectively, 2. To cooperate with Provincial Meditation Centers to teach meditation at the same high standard for all people at all levels, 3. To assist Provincial Meditation Centers with academic scholarship. 4. To cooperate with the Chiefs of the Sangha Regions and Directors of the Provincial Meditation Centers to raise academic training techniques to the same high standard. 5. To support the Sangha in stabilizing, protecting and developing Buddhism under the rules of the Discipline, the Law and the Sangha Rules. The committee members agreed to publish A Study Guide for Samatha-Vipassanā Meditation based on the Five Meditation Techniques, as a book. Those fi ve techniques are the Triple Gem Meditation (buddho), Mindfulness of Breathing (ānāpānasati), Rising-Falling (infl ating-contracting), Mind (nāma) and Body (rūpa), and Dhammakaya Meditation (sammā arahang). The purposes for this publication were for disseminating the Right Dhamma Practice to the directors and meditation masters of Meditation Centers across Thailand and Buddhists worldwide who study and practice the Right Practice of Lord Buddha, and, most importantly, for all meditators independently practicing any one of these based on one’s own temperament. The book has been translated by Phra Maha Natpakanan Gunanggaro, and edited by Phra Maha Wannapong Wannavanso, David Dale Holmes, Eunice E. Cerezo, Mr. Sakrapan Eamegdool, Mr. Watcharapol Daengsubha, and Ms. Jessica Dawn Ogden. Please address any questions or comments to www.dhammacenter.org. I would like to thank everyone for their strenuous efforts and to congratulate them on this successful contribution to the promulgation of the Dhamma. May these meritorious actions lead all to have prosperity of life and to achieve the Paths, Fruits and Nibbana. May Lord Buddha bless you all, as well as your meritorious work.