Satipatthana Vipassana: Insight through Mindfulness by Mahasi Sayadaw

Satipatthana Vipassana

Author: Mahasi Sayadaw
Audio: AudioBuddha edition
Language: English
Length: 1 hrs 35 mins
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society

This 56-page booklet is a 1957 translation of an introductory discourse given by the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw on the purpose, method of practice, and benefits of the system of meditation which he taught, called Satipatthana Vipassana. The treatise includes a brief explication of Vipassana’s place in the Buddha’s teaching and its connection with the theoretical foundation in the Abhidhamma teaching, and proceeds with detailed instructions on the practice of the different aspects of insight meditation. The Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw (1904-1982) was one of the most eminent of the scholar-monks and meditation teachers of Burma of the past century. In 1949 he was requested by the then Prime Minister U Nu to come to Rangoon to give training in meditation practice. He conducted intensive meditation courses at the Thathana Yeiktha Meditation Centre until his death in 1982.

Satipatthana Vipassana: Insight through Mindfulness
The Development of Wisdom
Hearing, Etc.
The Beginner’s Exercise
Outline of Basic Exercises
Other Exercises: Walking
Lying Down
Washing and Eating
Summary of Essential Points
About the Author