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Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa, 3x.

(Indonesian English)

Satipatthana or the practice of mindfulness was recommended by the Buddha for all who seek to grow spiritually and eventually attain the realization of enlightenment. The method taught here is the foundation of all Buddhist meditation practice. This form of meditation may be practised with benefit by all,

Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, because its aim is simply to expand the practiser`s consciousness and bring him face to face with his mind.

According to the instructions of Satipatthana Sutta, the discourse of the Buddha, dealing with the practice of mindfulness, one should be mindful of the activities of walking, standing, sitting, and lying down respectively. One should also be mindful of other bodily activities as each of them occurs.

The actual method of practice in Mindfulness Meditation is to observe or to contemplate the successive occurrences of seeing, hearing, etc., at our six sense doors. Programs in this center will guide you step by step getting through the path ...


Sādhu, sādhu, sādhu...

Scheduled Retreat Programs and Events


Instruction of Satipatthana Meditation by Chanmyay Sayadaw

Jadwal Program ISMC 2014

Jadwal Vipassana ISMC Jakarta 2015

Jadwal Vipassana ISMC Bakom, Puncak 2015

Video Samanera and Sikkavati at Yasati 2012

Program Indonesia Satipatthana Center Tahun 2014

Meditasi Vipassana Akhir Th 2014 - ISMC Jkt, Citra Ext 1

Retreat meditasi Metta pada akhir tahun (7 hari)

Technical Terms

Vipassana Meditation

Abhidhamma

(1) In the discourses of the Pali canon, this term simply means "higher Dhamma," and a systematic attempt to define the Buddha`s teachings and understand their interrelationships. (2) A later collection of analytical treatises based on lists of categories drawn from the teachings in the discourses, added to the Canon several centuries after the Buddha`s life.

Questions and Answers about Vipassana

Venerable U Silananda

Where does the practice of Vipassana come from?

Vipassana meditation chiefly comes from the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. There are two major divisions of Buddhism in the world today, Mahayana and Theravada. Mahayana tradition developed as Buddhism spread to the Northern Asian countries of Tibet, China, Japan, etc. Theravada tradition stay in Southern Asian and spread to Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos.

An Interview with Mahasi Sayadaw

Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, did you have full faith in Satipatthana Vipassana practice when you started it?

No, frankly I didn`t. I did not initially have full faith in it. So, I don`t blame anybody for not having faith in practice before they start it. It is only because they have little or no experience of it. In 1931 when I was in only eight Vassa (monastic year in terms of seniority), much to my curiosity and confusion, a meditation master called Mingon Zetawin Sayadawji, was teaching: Note going when going; note standing when standing; note sitting when sitting; note laying when laying; note bending when bending; note stretching when stretching; note eating when eating. I got confused by the fact that there was no object to observe in ultimate sense, such as mind and body, and their impermanence, suffering and egolessness. But I gave it some consideration and thought: "How strange the way Sayadawji teaches," I`m sure "he is highly learned, and is teaching from his own experience. It may be too early for me to decide whether it is good or bad before I myself practice it. Thus I started to practice with him." (The discourse on Ariya-vasa Sutta, p.84)

Excellent Book

Vipassana Meditation

In This Very Life

The Liberation Teachings of the Buddha,
by Sayadaw U Pandita
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Sayadaw U Pandita is the rarest kind of teacher, one who can show us that freedom is as immediate as breathing, as fundamental as footstep.
In This Very Life contains teachings given to Western students in intensive retreat. It starts with basic instructions on sitting and walking meditation, and goes on describe in detail the stages of practice, including recognizing and dealing with problems that arise as insight progressively deepens. Moment-to-moment examination of the mind and heart is linked to the words of the Buddha in the original Pali texts. Drawing on forty years` teaching experience, Venerable U Pandita`s instructions are simple and concrete, ideal for beginner and advanced meditator alike.
Enlivened by numerous case histories and anecdotes, In This Very Life is a matchless guide to the inner territory of meditation - a clear, reliable map leading to the complete freedom of the heart and mind described by the Buddha.

"This is truly alive transmission of the Buddha`s teachings... a direct and explicit guide to the freeing of mind here and now. The Buddha`s teachings can be realized by each one of us, and In This Very Life shows us how." (Joseph Goldstein, author of The Experience of Insight).

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