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Introduction to the Manual of Insight

A Wisdom Academy Online Course with Kamala Masters and Steve Armstrong

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Manual of Insight

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This lesson covers:

  • 1. Introduction to Mahāsi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight
    • The provenance of the Manual of Insight will inspire confidence in the teachings, your teachers and your mindfulness practice of insight.
  • 2. Preparatory Practices
    • These 16 reflections will support your aspiration and prepare your heart-mind for liberating insight.
  • 3. Pāramis and Purification of conduct
    • Learn how to protect your practice with restraint and resolve.


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