Definition of vipassana in English:

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Pronunciation: /viˈpäsənə/
(also Vipassana)


(In Theravada Buddhism) meditation involving concentration on the body or its sensations, or the insight that this provides.
Example sentences
  • In vipassana, or insight meditation, the practitioner consciously explores the body and mind.
  • You have said that samatha and vipassana or concentration and insight are the same.
  • The formation known as Buddha's Palm is especially conducive to meditative practices such as vipassana, shamatha, and zazen.


Pali, literally 'inward vision'.

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Syllabification: vi·pas·sa·na

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