Vipassana Meditation

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Vipassana Meditation Vipassana is translated by some Buddhist teachers as “insight meditation”.  This is a practice that is common in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism (in Sanskrit it is written as vipashyana) and is a practice that is consistent with the teachings of the Buddha. Etymology The word vipassana consists of two components, the pref-fix “vi-“ which means “ through” and the word passana means “to see” or “to perceive”.  So when you put the two together you get a translation of “to see through” to “see into” the nature of the self and of reality itself. History Vipassana wasn’t … Continue reading