<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Wikipedia - Vipassana (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23425.htm">Vipassana</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Wikipedia.htm">Wikipedia</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Wikipedia, last modified on 1 January 2014</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23425.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Vipassana (Pali) or vipasyana (Sanskrit) in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality. In the Theravada tradition this specifically refers to insight into the three marks of existence: impermanence, suffering or unsatisfactoriness, and the realisation of non-self.</li><li>Vipassana meditation in conjunction with Samatha meditation is a necessary part of all Buddhist traditions. Therefore, it is important to distinguish Vipassana on the one hand, and the Vipassana movement on the other, which was represented in the Theravada tradition by Ledi Sayadaw and Mogok Sayadaw and popularised by Mahasi Sayadaw, V. R. Dhiravamsa and S. N. Goenka. </li></ol></FONT><BR><u>Contents</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Etymology</li><li>Insight <ul type="disc"><li>2.1 Origins</li><li>2.2 Sudden insight</li><li>2.3 Relation with samatha</li></ul></li><li>Vipassana meditation<ul type="disc"><li>3.1 Theravada<BR>&rarr; 3.1.1 Insight in the Four Noble Truths<BR>&rarr; 3.1.2 Vipassana movement<BR>&rarr; 3.1.3 Vipassana-meditation in the modern Vipassana movement<BR>&rarr; 3.1.4 Stages of Jhana in the Vipassana movement</li><li>3.2 Northern tradition and Mahayana<BR>&rarr; 3.2.1 East Asian Mahayana<BR>&rarr; 3.2.2 Tibetan Buddhism<BR>&rarr; 3.2.3 Mahamudra and Dzogchen</li></ul></li><li>See also<ul type="disc"><li>4.1 Buddhism</li><li>4.2 Christianity</li></ul></li><li>Notes</li><li>References</li><li>Sources</li><li>External links<ul type="disc"><li>8.1 History</li><li>8.2 Background</li><li>8.3 Practice </li></ul></li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W6833W"></a><A HREF = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipassan%C4%81" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-09T23:51" pubdate>09/08/2018 23:51:06</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>