Vipassana is a Pali word which means: seeing clearly, seeing specially or seeing through (Vi = clearly, specially, into, through + passana = seeing). Vipassana means introspection, intuitive wisdom, intuitive knowledge. Vipassana is often translated as Insight
Vipassana means seeing through the true nature of reality or Insight into the true nature of reality. It means seeing things as they truly are. Vipassana is the direct and intuitive understanding of the true nature of all mental and physical phenomena.
Vipassana— or insight meditation is a method using moment-to-moment mindfulness. Which means being aware and present in every moment with everything that arises in our body and mind.
Vipassana Satipatthana- The technique we are practicing and teaching in our center is based on the four foundations of mindfulness. We are training to be more mindful of our:
- Mind (states of consciousness)
- Mind objects (ideas, thoughts
By noticing the transitory nature of physical and mental
phenomena, the meditator becomes aware of the continuous evaluation of these
experiences. Thus allowing wisdom to arise and observe the three characteristics
of phenomena. i.e. Impermanence, Suffering and Non Self.
The five aims to the practice of Vipassana meditation are:
1. To purify the heart and mind of beings,
2. Overcome sorrows and sadness,
3. Free oneself from pain and suffering,
4. Discover the true path in life,
5. Realize the end of suffering (Nirvana).
The meditation technique taught in our courses is passed on in the same way as it is traditionally been practiced in Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, under the guidance of the Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi (Ven. Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo).
It is an intensive form of the Mahasi Sayadaw technique which includes both walking meditation and sitting meditation.