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Realizing Change

"What Is Vipassana Meditation?" from Realizing Change

May 21, 2015

Meditation means different things to different people. In the West the word commonly carries a very loose meaning connected with “thinking things through,” “pondering,” “reflecting.” It can also have associations with prayer or religious contemplation, relaxation and altered states of consciousness. Interest in “meditation” has been growing steadily since the 1960s but the breadth of definition can be confusing. It covers such a range of activities which use the same term in very different ways. To lots of people it remains a hazy area, even weird. What’s it all about?

This audio podcast is Chapter 2 of a twelve-part series from the audiobook Realizing Change by Ian Hetherington.

2 - What Is Vipassana Meditation?
as read by Ian Hetherington
recorded 2014/2015
18 minutes

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Realizing Change: Copyright, 2015 Pariyatti

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


"Challenge and Change" from Realizing Change

April 13, 2015

This audio podcast is Chapter 1 of a twelve-part series from the upcoming audiobook Realizing Change by Ian Hetherington. Alongside an account of the technique, each chapter is a sampling of the voices of meditators from different communities: young and old, female and male, simple and sophisticated. Some contributors’ names have been altered by request. Each has his or her own story—how they came to Vipassana, what they’ve learned, the struggles, the gains; all humanity at the water’s edge, finding common refreshment in a practice focused on peace, happiness, compassion and loving kindness.

1 - Challenge and Change
as read by Ian Hetherington
recorded 2014/2015
21 minutes

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Realizing Change: Copyright, 2015 Pariyatti

There is more information about vipassana meditation at Dhamma.org, and books and audio resources available for purchase in the Pariyatti bookstore.

May all beings be happy!


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