Although practicing Mahasi (noting) Vipassana (Insight) Meditation does not require a Buddhist background, it’s true that it’s tightly connected with (Theravada) Buddhist tradition and philosophy.
If you are not familiar with Buddhism, below you will find some useful resources for beginners.
Please note that the the person (who is heavily influenced by the Pragmatic Dharma Movement and Soto Zen) behind this website does not follow any specific Buddhist tradition, thus all the suggestions below cover a wide range of Buddhism variations and teachings.
Note: For more reading suggestions, you may visit and read the reddit Buddhism book list.
- Doug’s Dharma by Doug Smith