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Mahasi Sayadaw (1904-1982)

  • Influential Burmese Theravada monk in vipassana style.
  • Notable Western students: Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein.
  • Some publications:
    • Practical Vipasana Exercises: mahasi (pdf)
    • Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation: …
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Tuesday, July 7th

Next week, for our back to the basics Tuesday, we will begin a series of discussions on the precepts. Every week I end these posts with ‘There are a wealth of other resources on the web about this subject…’ but really, this time… 84 more words


Vipassana – Today is the day!

Today I will begin my first ten-day Vipassana course where I will be practicing a particular type of meditation originating in India over 2,500 years ago based on the teachings of the Buddha, and then lost to India for many centuries. 331 more words

My Thoughts

Admitting defeat – four days in solitary confinement

“Start again, start again, start again by focusing your entire attention to the area below your nostrils and above your upper lip”.

“You must work diligently, diligently. 706 more words


Vipassana Meditation: A Firsthand Account

SAALIK KAHN | Staff Photographer
Paul Lukasik, Week One teacher-in-residence with the Mystic Heart Community Meditation Program, leads his first Vipassana Meditation session of the week at the Main Gate Welcome Center Monday. 529 more words


Don't sell your soul. Keep it, instead.

Recently, I enrolled myself in a meditation course as a part of the experiments that I promised myself I would undertake in my free time. Having an opinion on everything around me is my forte and to be able to have one on spirituality; I decided to delve into this topic. 642 more words

A Quick Guide on How to Chillax and Quiet Your Mind Through Meditation

You wake up, what’s the first thing that goes through your mind?

Depending on where you live your answer might be as varied as your ethnicity or your language. 3,740 more words