Author Topic: Readings and introductions in Vipassana-Meditation  (Read 1851 times)

Johann (Hanzze)

Readings and introductions in Vipassana-Meditation
« on: November 03, 2013, 05:47:49 AM »
I though it might be good to have a share place for Dhamma-Dana in regard of Vipassana instructional books and like to start it with some modest shares but great books:

A good guide for beginners for general issues in regard of meditation is:

How to meditate - A Beginner's Guide To Peace, by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu (2013; 17 pp./77KB)
    In this small booklet the author gives, in a very concise and succinct manner, an introduction to Vipassana meditation, as taught by Mahasi Sayadaw. The beginner is introduced into the method in a very instructive and detailled manner, so that he, if he follows it attentively step by step, keeps no doubt as to what is to do. Explained are sitting meditation, walking meditation and mindful prostration, which are detailled one after the other as building blocks for structuring the practice, complete with instructions on how to best integrate them. Each of these chapters concludes with a friendly challenge to take a moment and try the practice out for oneself before reading further. In this way one receives a swift and pragmatic introduction. At the end of the book follow, after a retrospective discussion of the theoretical background for deepening one's understanding, some practical possibilities on how to continue the meditation practice into one's normal everyday life, as well as advice regarding conduct of life which is helpful for the continuance of the meditation practice and the development of its full potential.

Also avaliable in German

another more advanced book, but a full guide if you have the environment to practice is:

Vipassana Meditation : Lectures On Insight Meditation by Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa (pdf)

a simple translation of this book into Germkan (not spell and grammar corrected finally) is also given here: Vipassanā Meditation - Lehrvorträge über Erkenntnisweisheit

Maybe you like to continue the share of Dhamma-Dana (gifts).

metta & mudita


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