We practice Vipassana meditation based on the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness according to the technique of Most Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo.
Through alternating Walking and Sitting Meditation throughout the day, we train our Mindfulness on the present moment and any arising phenomena, such as anger or desire, and learn to deal with them, to the point of letting go and overcoming them completely.
Vipassanā is a Pali word which means: Seeing clearly, seeing specially or seeing through (Vi = clearly, specially, into, through + passanā = seeing). Vipassanā means introspection, intuitive wisdom, intuitive knowledge. Vipassanā is often translated as insight.
Seeing what clearly?
Insight into what?
Vipassanā means seeing through to the true nature of reality or insight into the true nature of reality. It means seeing things as they truly are. Vipassanā is the direct and intuitive understanding of the true nature of all mental and physical phenomena.
Vipassanā is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (satipatthāna), i.e. insight is realized by the consistent and progressive application of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness:
- Mindfulness of the Body
- Mindfulness of the Feelings
- Mindfulness of the Mind
- Mindfulness of the Mind-Objects
For those who are new to the Ajarn Tong method
15 – 21 days
For those who have completed the Basic Course and want to deepen their practice
10 – 12 days
to get a taste of it
5 – 7 days