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==Further Reading==
 
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*[[View: The Rigpa Journal]], July 2010, 'Shamatha and Vipashyana', a teaching by Kyabjé [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]], pages 18-22.
 
*[[View: The Rigpa Journal]], July 2010, 'Shamatha and Vipashyana', a teaching by Kyabjé [[Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche]], pages 18-22.
 
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*[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/lojong/rabjampa_vipashyana.html Vipashyana chapter from Ga Rabjampa's Lojong Commentary]
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 13:56, 5 July 2013

Kamalashila whose Stages of Meditation described 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

Further Reading