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[[Image:Kamalashila.JPG|frame|[[Kamalashila]] whose ''[[Stages of Meditation]]'' described Vipashyana practice]]'''Vipashyana''' (Skt. ''vipaśyanā''; Tib. [[ལྷག་མཐོང་]], ''lhaktong''; [[Wyl.]] ''lhag mthong'') — 'clear seeing' or 'insight' [[meditation]].
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[[Image:Kamalashila.JPG|frame|[[Kamalashila]] whose ''[[Stages of Meditation]]'' describe vipashyana practice]]
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'''Vipashyana''' (Skt. ''vipaśyanā''; Tib. [[ལྷག་མཐོང་]], ''lhaktong'', [[Wyl.]] ''lhag mthong'') — 'clear seeing' or 'insight' [[meditation]].
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
 
==Teachings Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
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*[[Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche]], Rigpa Amsterdam, 23-25 May 1997
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*[[Mingyur Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 1-3 August 2002
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*[[Tsoknyi Rinpoche]], Lerab Ling, 11 & 13 August 2003
 
*[[Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche]], Rigpa Paris, 3-4 April 2004
 
*[[Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche]], Rigpa Paris, 3-4 April 2004
*[[Mingyur Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 1-3 August 2002
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===Edited Teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche===
*[[Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche]], Rigpa Amsterdam, 23-25 May 1997
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*''Vipashyana—Preliminary Practices'', Dzogchenlink January 2004
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Revision as of 08:44, 14 December 2018

Kamalashila whose Stages of Meditation describe vipashyana practice

Vipashyana (Skt. vipaśyanā; Tib. ལྷག་མཐོང་, lhaktong, Wyl. lhag mthong) — 'clear seeing' or 'insight' meditation.

Etymology

  • Vi is short for vishesa, which means ‘special’, ‘superior’, or ‘particular’.
  • Pashyana , means ‘to see’ or ‘to look’.
  • Lhak is ‘unique’ and
  • tong is ‘seeing’.

So, it means ‘to look at things in a very direct and especially clear way’.

Prerequisites for Vipashyana

Kamalashila’s second Stages of Meditation (Skt. Bhāvanākrama) mentions three prerequisites for developing vipashyana:

  1. Reliance upon a spiritual teacher
  2. Genuinely engaging in extensive study
  3. Appropriate reflection

Alternative Translations

  • intense insight (Dharma Publishing)

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Edited Teachings of Sogyal Rinpoche

  • Vipashyana—Preliminary Practices, Dzogchenlink January 2004

Further Reading