Welcome to Mahasi Vipassana Meditation Resources (MVMR)
On this website you will find all the required information in order to learn the practice of Vipassana (Insight) meditation, as taught by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw.
Mahasi Vipassana meditation technique is widely known as “Mahasi noting”.
How to use this website
It is highly suggested to read all the Mahasi material offered on MVMR, as this will help you understand the technique in depth.
However, if you want to learn the basics in order to get going with your practice, you can:
Watch the suggested material in the Videos section.
Note: Most of the texts by Mahasi Sayadaw found on MVMR, are offered in downloadable e-book (epub/mobi/azw3) formats for easier offline reading.
What to read next
Although the material provided on this website is more than enough to get you started, if you want to get a deeper knowledge on Mahasi Vipassana, you should definitely read his book The Manual of Insight.
There is a popular notion that meditation practice comes with exclusively beneficial/positive experiences and outcomes. This is not true.
People interested in insight meditation, are highly suggested to become aware of the possible adverse effects of such practices.
Mahasi Vipassana practitioners, are encouraged to be informed about the stages of the progress of insight and especially about the Dukkha Nanas (widely known in contemporary meditation communities as the “Dark Night").
The person behind MVMR is far from being considered an expert in Mahasi Vipassana or meditation practice in general and thus is unable to provide any guidance or advice.
This website was created by a beginner and is nothing more than a “personal notebook” published online, aiming to be a helpful resource for other people around the world with the same interest in insight meditation.