The Importance of Vedana & Sampajana

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A Seminar, February 1990, Dhamma Giri

The papers presented at this seminar give detailed insight into these two very important terms from the Pali canon. They are inspiring to meditators and intriguing to scholars interested in the Buddha’s teaching.

In this second edition S.N. Goenka has contributed a new article that once again stresses the importance of vedana (body sensations) in the practice of Vipassana and the understanding of the Satipatthana Sutta and many other passages from the Pali Tipitaka.

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A Seminar, February 1990, Dhamma Giri

By Vipassana Research Institute, The Seminar on Vedana and Sampajañña, held in 1990 at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India, was an important milestone in the acknowledgment of Vipassana meditation as the quintessence of the Buddha’s teaching. The papers presented at the seminar gave detailed insight into these two very important terms from the Pali canon. They are inspiring to meditators and intriguing to scholars interested in the Buddha’s teaching.
In this second edition S.N. Goenka has contributed a new article that once again stresses the importance of vedana(body sensations) in the practice of Vipassana and the understanding of Satipatthana Sutta and many other passages from the Pali Tipitaka.

•Why Vedana and What is Vedana ¬ by S.N. Goenka
•The Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña
•Vedana and the Four Noble Truths
•The Significance of Vedana in Vipassana
•Relevance of Vedana to Bhavana-maya Pañña
•Significance of the Pali Term Dhuna in the Practice of Vipassana
•Types of Vedana and a State Beyond Vedana
•Vedana in Paticcasamuppada
•Vedana in the Practice of Satipatthana
•Sampajañña
•The Importance of Vedana
•The Causes of Vedana
•The Comprehension of Vedana, the Sambodhi of the Buddha
•The Importance of Kaya-samphassaja-vedana in Vipassana Meditation
•Samisa and Niramisa in Meditation
•Sampajañña–the Constant Thorough Understanding of Impermanence
•The Pariññaya of Vedana
•The Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña in Vipassana Meditation
•The Four Sampajañña
Other Papers Presented at the Seminar
•The Buddha and His Noble Path ¬ by Ven. Ñanissara
•Vipassana and Vedana as Understood by a Novice ¬ by U Tin Lwin
•Dukkha Conducive to Absolute Sukha ¬ by Dhammacariya U Htay Hlaing
•Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña in the Vipassana (Insight) System of Meditation ¬ by Ven. Bhikkhu Lokopalo
•Vedana and Aniccasañña of Vipassana in the Pali Texts ¬ by Ashin Arseinna
•The Many By-paths of Vedana ¬ by C. Witanachchi
•Kamma and Vedananupassana ¬ by Lily de Silva
•The Impact of Thorough Understanding (Sampajañña) on Sensations (Vedana) ¬ by Prof. N.U. Trivedi
•The Routine Duties of a Meditator: Sampjañña ¬ by Dhammacariya U Htay Hlaing
•Feeling and Right Perception in Vipassana Meditation ¬ by G.C. Banerjee

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Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 2 cm

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