Deep Dive into Vipassana

Deep Dive into Vipassana

Theravada is the earliest form of institutionalized Buddhism and is still practiced today in Sri Lanka. In the US, Theravada mostly manifests through the teaching of Vipassana, particularly its popular meditation technique, mindfulness, the awareness of what is happening now —thoughts, feelings, sensations— without judgment or attachment. Learn the history behind Vipassana and how to practice it with wisdom from Bhante Bodhidhamma, Joseph Goldstein, Bhikkhu Bodhi and more. 


Full-Stop Mind

The late Burmese teacher Mahasi Sayadaw helped to revitalize the Vipassana tradition with his precise teachings on meditation. His student Bhante Bodhidhamma presents Mahasi’s simple and direct method for slowing down and ultimately halting conceptual thinking.

See Things Clear Through

Upasika Kee Nanayon, shows us how to combine concentration and clear-seeing to penetrate the "mass of deceit" that is the mind.

Buddha shakyamuni sculpture sitting in meditation.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: A Direct Path to Liberation

Insight Meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein examines a key teaching from the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness, which he called the direct path to liberation.

Sankharas Therevada Bhikkhu Bodhi Buddhadharma Lion's Roar Buddhism

What are “Conditioned Things” in Buddhism?

Reality may seem solid, says Bhikkhu Bodhi, but it is merely a reflection of unstable, conditioned processes, or sankharas, coming together with no one in charge.

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Entering the Jhanas

Entering the jhanas is not easy—the harder you try, the more difficult it becomes. But you can make yourself ready for them to open up to you.

Get Very, Very Close

Sayadaw U Pandita’s shares his instructions for satipatthana vipassana.

American Theravada Buddhism in the 21st Century

The oldest lineage of Buddhism, Theravada is known for sharing the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha. Building on this ancient lineage, Theravada today is innovative and diverse. Derek Pyle reports on the tapestry of communities that make up American Theravada.