Resources for Mahasi Sayadaw’s book “The Manual of Insight” #
About the book #
The Manual of Insight is the most comprehensive guide for the practice of Mahasi Vipassana (Insight) meditation.
It is considered to be the magnus opus of Mahasi Sayadaw and it is a must read - or even better a must study - for practicioners that want to go deeper in Mahasi Vipassana.
Chapter 5 of this book is the most easily understandable and practical how-to for Mahasi Sayadaw’s famous noting technique. The exact same text but with an older English translation, can also be found on this website by pressing these links:
In Chapter 6, Mahasi Sayadaw provides an extended analysis on the stages (map) of the progress of insight.
For further information about this map, please read “The Progress of Insight Map”.
Alternative translation #
Below you may find an older (1984) and freely distributed translation of the same book by U MIN SWE (Min Kyaw Thu), under the name of “The Treatise on Vipassana Insight Meditation”:
Additional material #
Book summary/analysis on Reddit (r/streamentry) #
E-book: A r/streamentry summary of Mahasi Sayadaw’s book “The Manual of Insight” #
The purpose of this text collection is not to be read instead of or before the “The Manual of Insight”, but to be used as an additional resource that will assist the reader to better understand Mahasi Sayadaw’s book.
e-book version: 2.2 - 2019-12-30
George Haas Podcast #
Note: George Haas (a student of Shinzen Young) does not teach Mahasi Vipassana. His approach is based on a mixture of Metta/Vipassana techniques. His podcast deals with both the “Manual of Insight” book analysis and his own meditation method.
At the end of each lecture you may find meditation instructions that are not related with Mahasi Sayadaw’s famous noting technique.