Entry from US English dictionary
A form of Buddhist mediation that employs concentration sharply focused on bodily sensations and mental events, practiced with the intention of gaining insight into reality.
- Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence.
- In vipassana, or insight meditation, the practitioner consciously explores the body and mind.
- It is impossible to practise insight meditation without having reached at least the level of calm of the first jhana.
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Syllabification: in·sight med·i·ta·tion
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