The third Podcast on how to apply the practice Vipassana Kammatthana Mindfulness, or better said ‘Vipassana Bhavana’.
This podcast approaches the end of the introductory talks before getting down to the specific methods, and deals mainly with the problem of why we do not see the three marks of existence with ease, and what obscures our vision, to make it so hard to see?
To understand the concepts of practice in Vipassana, it is extremely important to study it and understood the following concepts which are also links, which you can click on the links to read about each concept, if you don’t know them already;
Second podcast in a continuing series, which attempts to reveal insights into the true methods of applied practice in Vipassanā Kammatthāna Mindfulness, and the attainment of the four paths and four fruits, which represent the attainments of the four kinds of Noble Enlightened Beings, who are Eight. Four Paths, Four Fruits.
Part two of the series takes us further along the path and continues the introduction which leads to understanding the basic principles of applied Vipassanā Practice. The talk sums up various aspects of the Practice, by looking at ten noticeable benefits which can be gained through Vipassanā.
Ten Benefits of Vipassana Practice
Vipassanā is a personal inner journey of introspection and insight development, whose experiences differ from person to person. It is Hence a very difficult thing to share one’s experiences, or to inquire about them with another person.
Each person tends to experience Vipassanā in their own individual manner. This makes it very difficult to explain your experience to your teacher. Luckily there are some basic elements which are present in all of the experiences which can occur in Vipassanā, and a good teacher will be able to recognize those elements in order to identify the nature of the experience is student is having. It is very important to receive guidance along the path because there are many pitfalls which can lead the practitioner astray before he reaches their goal. There are also many detours which are not essentially pitfalls, but which are just going to make the practitioner spend more time in arriving at his destination.
This series of talks hopes to continue and attempt to cover all of the major pitfalls and detours, which the practitioner may encounter along the way.
In case you didn’t catch the first episode you can listen to it in the below podcast
Excellent High Dhamma for Serious Practitioners from Luang Ta Maha Boowa
True Eightfold Path Dhamma Teachings for the Savaka. Beginning with this blog post, I shall be posting a sequence of relevant and related teachings both by the great Buddhist masters, and also some contributions by myself, in order to coagulate the teachings into one formula, and bring them all into context with The Dhammas i wish to discuss and share with you all.
Ajahn Maha Boowa (Luang Ta Maha Bua), is a high Arya Sangha of the Luang Phu Mun Lineage, amd Forest Tudong Monk practice. He is one of the greatest teachers of attained practice and considered to be an Arahant by many of his Devotees.
This teaching is a higher teaching for Bhikkhus, and for those who wish to practice on the nost intensive level. Given by Ajarn Maha Boowa to his Bhikkhus. It is an extremely excellent teaching, and is of value to those who seek the path to Arahantship.
My other favorite haunt and recommended source of teacings as audi teachings or as books, is the Dhamma Talks website which features the teachings of my favorite of all Ordained Teachers, Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
You can hear an excellent teaching from Thanissaro Here in the below talk.