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# Welcome to Mahasi Vipassana Meditation Resources (MVMR)

On this website you will find all the needed information in order to learn the practice of **Vipassana (Insight) meditation**, as taught by Venerable [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}).
On this website you will find all the required information in order to learn the practice of **Vipassana (Insight) meditation**, as taught by Venerable [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}).

**Mahasi Vipassana** meditation technique is widely known as **"Mahasi noting"**.


## How to use this website

It is highly suggested to **read all the included Mahasi material**, as this will help you understand in depth the fundamentals of his famous Vipassana meditation **noting technique**.
It is highly suggested to read all the Mahasi material offered on MVMR, as this will help you understand the technique in depth.

However, if you want to learn the basics in order to get going with your meditation practice, you can:
However, if you want to learn the basics in order to get going with your practice, you can:

1. Read:
- [Practical Vipassana meditation exercises]({{< ref "practical-vipassana-meditation-exercises.md" >}}), which is the shortest introduction to noting **or**
- [Practical Insight Meditation: Basic Practice]({{< ref "practical-insight-meditation-basic-practice.md" >}}), which is the most popular text by Mahasi Sayadaw
- Read:

2. Read the [Q&A with Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "mahasi-q&a.md" >}})
[Practical Vipassana meditation exercises]({{< ref "practical-vipassana-meditation-exercises.md" >}}) (the shortest available introduction to noting)

3. Watch the suggested material in the [Videos section]({{< ref "videos.md" >}}).
**or**

[Practical Insight Meditation: Basic Practice]({{< ref "practical-insight-meditation-basic-practice.md" >}}) (the most popular text by Mahasi Sayadaw)

- Read the [Q&A with Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "mahasi-q&a.md" >}})

**Note:** Most of the [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}) texts found on MVMR, are **offered in downloadable e-book (epub/mobi/azw3) formats** for easier offline reading.

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## What to read next
- Watch the suggested material in the [Videos section]({{< ref "videos.md" >}}).


**Note:** Most of the texts by [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}) found on MVMR, are **offered in downloadable e-book (epub/mobi/azw3) formats** for easier offline reading.

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## What to read next

Although the material provided on this website is more than enough to get you started, if you want to have a deeper knowledge of Mahasi Vipassana, you should definitely read his book [The Manual of Insight]({{< ref "the-manual-of-insight.md" >}}).

Although the material provided on this website is more than enough to get you started, if you want to get a deeper knowledge on Mahasi Vipassana, you should definitely read his book [The Manual of Insight]({{< ref "the-manual-of-insight.md" >}}).

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## Caution
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People interested in insight meditation, are highly suggested to become aware of the [possible adverse effects](https://vimeo.com/378177771) of such practices.

Mahasi Vipassana practitioners, are highly encouraged to be informed about [the stages of the progress of insight]({{< ref "the-progress-of-insight-map.md" >}}) and especially about the **Dukkha Nanas** (widely known in contemporary meditation communities as "the **Dark Night**").





Mahasi Vipassana practitioners, are encouraged to be informed about [the stages of the progress of insight]({{< ref "the-progress-of-insight-map.md" >}}) and especially about the **Dukkha Nanas** (widely known in contemporary meditation communities as the "**Dark Night**").

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## Note

The person behind [MVMR]({{< ref "_index.md" >}}) is far from being considered an expert in Mahasi Vipassana or Buddhism in general and thus is unable to provide any guidance or advice.
The person behind [MVMR]({{< ref "_index.md" >}}) is far from being considered an expert in Mahasi Vipassana or meditation practice in general and thus is unable to provide any guidance or advice.

This website was created **by a beginner** and is nothing more than a "personal notebook" published online, aiming to be a helpful resource for other people around the world with the same interest in insight meditation.

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## E-books

All e-books offered on MVMR are based on freely distributed Dharma books.
All e-books offered on MVMR are based on freely distributed Dharma material.

### Software

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# Useful Books

Most of the Mahasi Sayadaw's texts included in MVMR are offered in both **EPUB** and **AZW3**/**MOBI** (kindle) formats. You can access and read each text from the menu on the left and download them using the links on top of each page.
Most of the texts by Mahasi Sayadaw found on MVMR are offered in both **EPUB** and **AZW3**/**MOBI** (kindle) formats. You can access and read each text from the menu on the left and download them using the links on top of each page.

In this section you will find additional **downloadable** material:

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- [Essentials of Insight Meditation Practice](https://mahasivipassana.com/downloads/pdf/essentials.pdf) by [Venerable Sujiva](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sujiva) *(original [source](http://www.buddhanet.net/))*

**Note:** You can also have a look at MVMR [Supplementary Texts]({{< ref "supplementary-texts.md" >}}) subsection. However these documents are only available for online reading.
**Note:** You may also want to have a look at MVMR [Supplementary Texts]({{< ref "supplementary-texts.md" >}}) subsection. However these documents are only available for online reading.

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### Mahasi book collections
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- [Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening](https://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Without-Beliefs-Contemporary-Awakening/dp/1573226564) by [Stephen Batchelor](https://www.stephenbatchelor.org/index.php/en/)

**Note:** It is highly suggested to visit and read the [reddit Buddhism book list](https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/wiki/booklist).
**Note:** It is strongly suggested to visit and read the [reddit Buddhism book list](https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/wiki/booklist).

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## Videos
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In this section you will find additional texts by various meditation masters, related to Mahasi Vipassana.

- [Vipassana Meditation Guidelines]({{< ref "/docs/vipassana-meditation-guidelines.md" >}})
- [How To Meditate]({{< ref "/docs/how-to-meditate-a-beginners-guide-to-peace.md" >}})
- [What Is Vipassana Meditation and How Do You Practice It?]({{< ref "/docs/what-is-vipassana-by-sayadaw-u-pandita.md" >}})
- [How to Do Insight (Sitting and Walking) Meditation]({{< ref "/docs/how-to-do-insight-sitting-and-walking-meditation.md" >}})
- [What Is Vipassana Meditation and How Do You Practice It?]({{< ref "/docs/what-is-vipassana-by-sayadaw-u-pandita.md" >}}) by [Sayadaw U Pandita](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Pandita)
- [How to Do Insight (Sitting and Walking) Meditation]({{< ref "/docs/how-to-do-insight-sitting-and-walking-meditation.md" >}}) by [Sayadaw U Pandita](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Pandita)
- [Vipassana Meditation Guidelines]({{< ref "/docs/vipassana-meditation-guidelines.md" >}}) by [Chanmyay Sayadaw](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanmyay_Sayadaw)
- [How To Meditate]({{< ref "/docs/how-to-meditate-a-beginners-guide-to-peace.md" >}}) by [Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu](https://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/p/about.html)
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[The Manual of Insight](http://mahasimanualofinsight.org/) is the most comprehensive guide for the practice of Mahasi Vipassana (Insight) meditation.

It is considered to be the magnus opus of [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}) and it is a must read - *or even better a must study* - for practicioners interested in Mahasi Vipassana.
It is considered to be the magnus opus of [Mahasi Sayadaw]({{< ref "bio.md" >}}) and it is a must read - *or even better a must study* - for practicioners that want to go deeper in Mahasi Vipassana.

**Chapter 5** of this book is the most easily understandable and practical how-to for Mahasi Sayadaw's famous **noting technique**. The exact same text but with an older English translation, can also be found on this website by pressing these links:

- [Practical Insight Meditation: Basic Practice]({{< ref "practical-insight-meditation-basic-practice.md" >}})
- [Practical Insight Meditation: Progressive Practice]({{< ref "practical-insight-meditation-progressive-practice.md" >}})


In **Chapter 6** Mahasi Sayadaw provides an extended analysis on the stages (map) of the progress of insight.
In **Chapter 6**, Mahasi Sayadaw provides an extended analysis on the stages (map) of the progress of insight.

For further information about this map, please read ["The Progress of Insight Map"]({{< ref "the-progress-of-insight-map.md" >}}).

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This e-book created by [MVMR]({{< ref "_index.md" >}}), is a collection of texts from the above [r/streamentry](https://www.reddit.com/r/streamentry/) online [study group](https://www.reddit.com/r/streamentry/comments/6vejaf/theory_the_manual_of_insight_study_group/). It contains the summaries of 3 [r/streamentry](https://www.reddit.com/r/streamentry/) members: [u/filpt](https://www.reddit.com/user/filpt), [u/TetrisMcKenna](https://www.reddit.com/user/TetrisMcKenna) and [u/xugan97](https://www.reddit.com/user/xugan97).

The purpose of this book is not to be read instead of or before the **"The Manual of Insight"**, but as an additional resource that will assist the reader to better understand Mahasi Sayadaw's book.
The purpose of this text collection is not to be read instead of or before the **"The Manual of Insight"**, but to be used as an additional resource that will assist the reader to better understand Mahasi Sayadaw's book.

[**Read It Online**]({{< ref "a-r_streamentry-summary-of-mahasi-sayadaws-the-manual-of-insight.md" >}})

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[George Haas](https://www.mettagroup.org/about/) has created a 47 episode (in fact 45, as 2 of them deal with a different subject) podcast about (a part of ) the "Manual of Insight" named [Deepening Your Practice (DYP)](https://www.mettagroup.org/podcast/2016/6/15/episode-1-manual-of-insight-introduction).

**Note:** George Haas (a student of Shinzen Young) does not teach Mahasi Vipassana, instead his approach is based on a mixture of Metta/Vipassana techniques. His podcast deals with both the "Manual of Insight" book analysis and his own meditation method.
**Note:** George Haas (a student of Shinzen Young) does not teach Mahasi Vipassana. His approach is based on a mixture of Metta/Vipassana techniques. His podcast deals with both the "Manual of Insight" book analysis and his own meditation method.

At the end of each lecture you may find meditation instructions that are not related with Mahasi Sayadaw's famous noting technique.

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### Anagarika Munindra's talk on the progress of insight

In December of 1983, Anagarika Munindra, gave a talk at IMS regardring the progress of insight:
In December of 1983, Anagarika Munindra, gave a talk at IMS regardring the PoI:

- [Student Group #5 Progress of Insight](https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/129/talk/35774/19831205-Anagarika_Munindra-IMSRC-student_group_5_progress_of_insight-35774.mp3)

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