Insight Meditation, or Vipassana, is a form of meditation that developed during the earliest of the Buddha’s teachings and is preserved in the Theravadan school of Buddhism. In its essence, Insight Meditation is a simple and direct way to “see things as they are,” free from distortion. In seeing ourselves and the world with greater clarity, we begin to bring understanding to our habitual patterns of being.
Through the sustained cultivation of mindfulness and concentration, the mind gradually learns to let go of its conditioning and begins to experience a kind of peace that is independent of changing circumstances.
To try meditation for yourself, here is a guided meditation from Thanissaro Bhikku.
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