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How to Practice Vipassana Pt 3 Vol 1

Forest Monks

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;

Tilakkhana – 3 Marks of Existence – Anicca (Impermanence)Dukkha (Unsatisfactoriness), and Anatta (Not-Self) 

Khandas (Skandhas –  The five aggregates ) – I also recommend to read the study guide on access to insight.

4 Noble Truths

4 Sathipatanas

Noble Eightfold Path

You can hear the previous episode on this blog by clicking here: Vipassana Part 2 Vol. 1

You can hear all of my previous podcasts on youtube in my Vipassana playlist  

 

How to Practice Vipassana Pt 2 Volume 1

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.

Impermanence of Mind

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.

Emptiness 

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.

Enlightenment

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

Nibbana