Manual of Insight

Manual of Insight
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Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Pages: 744
ISBN: 9781614292913
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time. Manual of Insight is the magnum opus of Mahasi Sayadaw, one of the originators of the “vipassana movement” that has swept through the Buddhist world over the last hundred years. The manual presents a comprehensive overview of the practice of insight meditation, including the foundational aspects of ethical self-discipline, understanding the philosophical framework for the practice, and developing basic concentration and mindfulness. It culminates with an in-depth exploration of the various types of insight and spiritual fruits that the practice yields. Authored by the master who brought insight meditation to the West and whose students include Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, Manual of Insight is a veritable Bible for any practitioner of vipassana.

Calm and Insight

Calm and Insight
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Author: Bhikkhu Phra Khantipalo
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781135799625
Release: 2003-09-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

The Progress of Insight

The Progress of Insight
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Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9789552400902
Release: 1994-01-01
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The practice of Vipassana or insight meditation was described by the Buddha as the “direct way” for the overcoming of all sorrow and grief and for realizing Nibbana, the state of perfect liberation from suffering. The essence of this practice consists in the four foundations of mindfulness: mindful contemplation of the body, feelings, states of mind, and mind objects.

Mindfulness and Insight

Mindfulness and Insight
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Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781614295563
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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A clear, simple meditation method on practicing mindfulness for insight, which takes us to our goal of liberation, the end of all suffering. Discarding any striving or ambition to attain something, the refined guidance that Mahasi Sayadaw provides in this book will lead practitioners to systematically and gradually purify their minds of attachment, aversion, and delusion and to realize the successive stages of enlightenment, culminating in the attainment of enlightenment (nibbana). Mindfulness and Insight is an excerpt of two key chapters from the comprehensive, authoritative Manual of Insight, which expounds the doctrinal and practical aspects of mindfulness (satipatthana) and the development of insight knowledge (vipassana) up to and including nibbana. In Manual of Insight, Mahasi Sayadaw acknowledged that these two chapters alone offer suitable guidance on our own journey of awakening by realizing path knowledge, fruition knowledge, and nibbana, particularly for those with little or no knowledge of the Pali scriptures. Part 1, “The Development of Mindfulness,” offers comprehensive instructions for developing mindfulness based on the Buddha’s teachings on the four foundations of mindfulness, as outlined in the highly regarded Discourse on Mindfulness (Satipatthana Sutta). Part 2, “Practical Instructions,” provides guidance in both the practices preliminary to undertaking insight meditation and in developing insight knowledge, ranging from initial practices to advanced levels of practice.

The Manual of Insight

The Manual of Insight
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Author: Ñāṇa ((Ledi Cha rā toʻ ;),Ledi Sayadaw Maha
Pages: 88
ISBN: OCLC:651089940
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown

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The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained

The Manual of Insight and the Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained
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Author: Ven Ledi Sayadaw
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781938754487
Release: 2017-07-01
Editor: Pariyatti Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Knowing that reliable information on the practice of insight meditation was much needed by practitioners in the West, the renowned Burmese master Ledi Sayadaw wrote the The Manual of Insight. He covers many topics, such as the distortions of perceptions, the Noble Truths, the higher knowledges, Nibbana, and others, fully expounded and furnished with brief descriptions, some of which are drawn from the Pali texts, while others are the product of Ledi Sayadaw's own teachings. The second manual, The Noble Eightfold Path and Its Factors Explained, was written by the Ven. Ledi Sayadaw in Burmese and later translated into English by U Saw Tun Teik. It contains all the path-factors clearly explained by the venerable author who, as a senior member of the Sangha (Order) in Burma, was both deeply learned and well-practiced in meditation.

The Birth of Insight

The Birth of Insight
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Author: Erik Braun
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780226000947
Release: 2013-11-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press

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Insight meditation, which claims to offer practitioners a chance to escape all suffering by perceiving the true nature of reality, is one of the most popular forms of meditation today. The Theravada Buddhist cultures of South and Southeast Asia often see it as the Buddha’s most important gift to humanity. In the first book to examine how this practice came to play such a dominant—and relatively recent—role in Buddhism, Erik Braun takes readers to Burma, revealing that Burmese Buddhists in the colonial period were pioneers in making insight meditation indispensable to modern Buddhism. Braun focuses on the Burmese monk Ledi Sayadaw, a pivotal architect of modern insight meditation, and explores Ledi’s popularization of the study of crucial Buddhist philosophical texts in the early twentieth century. By promoting the study of such abstruse texts, Braun shows, Ledi was able to standardize and simplify meditation methods and make them widely accessible—in part to protect Buddhism in Burma after the British takeover in 1885. Braun also addresses the question of what really constitutes the “modern” in colonial and postcolonial forms of Buddhism, arguing that the emergence of this type of meditation was caused by precolonial factors in Burmese culture as well as the disruptive forces of the colonial era. Offering a readable narrative of the life and legacy of one of modern Buddhism’s most important figures, The Birth of Insight provides an original account of the development of mass meditation.

The Experience of Insight

The Experience of Insight
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Author: Joseph Goldstein
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780834840997
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Shambhala Publications

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This modern classic on Buddhist meditation will help you further your practice and understanding of foundational Buddhist teachings This modern spiritual classic, presented as a thirty-day meditation retreat taught by Joseph Goldstein, offers timeless practical instructions and real-world advice for practicing meditation—whether walking or sitting in formal practice or engaging in everyday life. Goldstein—a beloved and respected meditation teacher who studied for many years under the guidance of eminent Buddhist teachers from India, Tibet, and Burma—uses the retreat format to explain various basic Buddhist teachings including karma, selflessness, and the four noble truths, while also drawing connections to many different spiritual traditions. Full of clear and practical instruction, The Experience of Insight is the perfect companion for both experienced practitioners and those looking to get into meditation for the first time.

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath
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Author: Larry Rosenberg
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780834823464
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. This is the 2,500-year-old good news contained in the Anapanasati Sutra, the Buddha's teaching on cultivating both tranquility and deep insight through full awareness of breathing. In this book, Larry Rosenberg brings this timeless meditation method to life. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

In This Very Life

In This Very Life
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Author: U Pandita,Kate Wheeler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780861713110
Release: 1995-11-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita shows us that freedom is as immediate as breathing, as fundamental as a footstep. In this book he describes the path of the Buddha and calls all of us to that heroic journey of liberation. Enlivened by numerous case histories and anecdotes, In This Very Life is a matchless guide to the inner territory of meditation - as described by the Buddha.

Calm and Insight

Calm and Insight
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Author: Laurence-Khantipalo Mills
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0700701419
Release: 1981
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easily accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

Practical Insight Meditation

Practical Insight Meditation
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Author: Mahasi Sayadaw,Sobhana (Mahā caññʻ Cha rā toʻ ʼA rhaṅʻ)
Pages: 70
ISBN: 9789552400896
Release: 1991
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society

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The Manual of Insight

The Manual of Insight
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Author: Ledi Sayadaw
Pages: 87
ISBN: OCLC:935089574
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown

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The Path of Serenity and Insight

The Path of Serenity and Insight
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Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Pages: 263
ISBN: 9788120812369
Release: 2016-01-01
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the oldest scriptures of Theravada Buddhism much attention is given to the jhanas, high levels of meditative attainment distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. Ven. Dr. Gunaratana examines these jhanas within the context of Buddhist teaching as a whole and particularly within the meditation disciplines taught by the Buddha. Beginning with the ethical foundation for meditation, the role of the teacher, the classical subjects of meditation, and the appropriateness of these subjects to individual practitioners, the author traces the practice of meditation to the higher reaches of realization. The eight stages of jhana are individually analyzed and explained in terms of their relation to one another and to the ultimate goal of the teaching. The author makes the critical distinction between the mundane jhanas and supermundane jhanas, pointing out that the lower four, while leading to various mental powers and psychic attainments, are not necessary to full enlightenment and may be developed or bypassed as the medita-tor wishes. The author goes on to explain the place of the jhanas among the accomplishments of an arahat and elucidate their usefulness for a dedicated meditator.

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering

The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering
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Author: Sanjoy Mahajan
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780262526548
Release: 2014-11-07
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this book, Sanjoy Mahajan shows us that the way to master complexity is through insight rather than precision. Precision can overwhelm us with information, whereas insight connects seemingly disparate pieces of information into a simple picture. Unlike computers, humans depend on insight. Based on the author's fifteen years of teaching at MIT, Cambridge University, and Olin College, The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering shows us how to build insight and find understanding, giving readers tools to help them solve any problem in science and engineering.To master complexity, we can organize it or discard it. The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering first teaches the tools for organizing complexity, then distinguishes the two paths for discarding complexity: with and without loss of information. Questions and problems throughout the text help readers master and apply these groups of tools. Armed with this three-part toolchest, and without complicated mathematics, readers can estimate the flight range of birds and planes and the strength of chemical bonds, understand the physics of pianos and xylophones, and explain why skies are blue and sunsets are red.The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering will appear in print and online under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Share Alike license.

Manual of Mindfulness of Breathing

Manual of Mindfulness of Breathing
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Author: Ledi Sayadaw
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9789552401947
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: Buddhist Publication Society

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gives clear and simple instructions on how to develop meditation on the breath.

The Manual of Ideas

The Manual of Ideas
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Author: John Mihaljevic
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781118416099
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reveals the proprietary framework used by an exclusive community of top money managers and value investors in their never-ending quest for untapped investment ideas Considered an indispensable source of cutting-edge research and ideas among the world's top investment firms and money managers, the journal The Manual of Ideas boasts a subscribers list that reads like a Who's Who of high finance. Written by that publication’s managing editor and inspired by its mission to serve as an "idea funnel" for the world's top money managers, this book introduces you to a proven, proprietary framework for finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing the best value investing opportunities. The next best thing to taking a peek under the hoods of some of the most prodigious brains in the business, it gives you uniquely direct access to the thought processes and investment strategies of such super value investors as Warren Buffett, Seth Klarman, Glenn Greenberg, Guy Spier and Joel Greenblatt. Written by the team behind one of the most read and talked-about sources of research and value investing ideas Reviews more than twenty pre-qualified investment ideas and provides an original ranking methodology to help you zero-in on the three to five most compelling investments Delivers a finely-tuned, proprietary investment framework, previously available only to an elite group of TMI subscribers Step-by-step, it walks you through a proven, rigorous approach to finding, researching, analyzing, and implementing worthy ideas

Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Washington Manual of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
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Author: Emily Fondahn,Thomas M. De Fer,Michael Lane,Andrea Vannucci
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781469885377
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement covers essential information in every area of this complex field. With a focus on improving systems and processes, preventing errors, and promoting transparency, this practical reference provides an overview of PS/QI fundamentals, as well as insight into how these principles apply to a variety of clinical settings. Part of the popular Washington Manual® series, this unique volume provides the knowledge and skills necessary for an effective, proactive approach to patient safety and quality improvement.

A Little Manual for Knowing

A Little Manual for Knowing
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Author: Esther Lightcap Meek
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9781630871772
Release: 2014-02-04
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In refreshing challenge to the common presumption that knowing involves amassing information, this book offers an eight-step approach that begins with love and pledge and ends with communion and shalom. Everyday adventures of knowing turn on a moment of insight that transforms and connects knower and known. No matter the field--science or art, business or theology, counseling or athletics--this little manual offers a how-to for knowing ventures. It offers concrete guidance to individuals or teams, students or professionals, along with plenty of exercises to spark the process of discovery, design, artistry, or mission.

The Vipassan D pan

The Vipassan   D  pan
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Author: Nāṇa (Ledi Cha rā toʻ)
Pages: 70
ISBN: CORNELL:31924081224630
Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown

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