Each person comes to the practice of insight meditation for different reasons. One person may simply be curious about meditation. Another may be seeking a way to reduce the stress in their lives. Someone else may be seeking a way to manage chronic pain. And another person may be seeking a spiritual path. Whatever your motivation, the following instructions provide the basic information needed to begin the practice of insight meditation. If you are completely new to the practice, it is recommended that you follow the instructions sequentially, as each practice builds on the previous one.
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Introduction to Insight Meditation
Concentration and Mindfulness
Mindfulness of the Body
Mindfulness of Feeling
Mindfulness of Mind-States
Mindfulness of Thinking
Audio recordings of 40 Days of Insight Meditation Instructions
Further instructions for investigating the nature of body and mind are found in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, or the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness.