Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña

A Seminar, Februar 1990, Dhamma Giri
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The Seminar on Vedana and Sampajañña, held in 1990 at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India, was an important milestone in the acknowledgment of Vipassana meditation as the quintessence of the Buddha´s teaching. The papers presented at the seminar gave detailed insight into these two very important terms from the Pali canon. They are inspiring to meditators and intriguing to scholars interested in the Buddha´s teaching.

In this second edition S.N. Goenka has contributed a new article that once again stresses the importance of vedana(body sensations) in the practice of Vipassana and the understanding of Satipatthana Sutta and many other passages from the Pali Tipitaka.

Table of Contents:

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Papers Presented by the Vipassana Research Institute
Why Vedana and What is Vedana by S.N. Goenka
Papers Presented by the Vipassana Research Institute
The Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña
Vedana and the Four Noble Truths
The Significance of Vedana in Vipassana
Relevance of Vedana to Bhavana-maya Pañña
Significance of the Pali Term Dhuna in the Practice of Vipassana
Types of Vedana and a State Beyond Vedana
Vedana in Paticcasamuppada
Vedana in the Practice of Satipatthana
The Importance of Vedana
The Causes of Vedana
The Comprehension of Vedana, the Sambodhi of the Buddha
The Importance of Kaya-samphassaja-vedana in Vipassana Meditation
Samisa and Niramisa in Meditation
Sampajañña--the Constant Thorough Understanding of Impermanence
The Pariññaya of Vedana
The Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña in Vipassana Meditation
The Four Sampajañña

Other Papers Presented at the Seminar:

The Buddha and His Noble Path by Ven. Ñanissara
Vipassana and Vedana as Understood by a Novice by U Tin Lwin
Dukkha Conducive to Absolute Sukha by Dhammacariya U Htay Hlaing
Importance of Vedana and Sampajañña in the Vipassana (Insight) System of Meditation by Ven. Bhikkhu Lokopalo
Vedana and Aniccasañña of Vipassana in the Pali Texts by Ashin Arseinna
The Many By-paths of Vedana by C. Witanachchi
Kamma and Vedananupassana by Lily de Silva
The Impact of Thorough Understanding (Sampajañña) on Sensations (Vedana) by Prof. N.U. Trivedi
The Routine Duties of a Meditator: Sampjañña by Dhammacariya U Htay Hlaing
Feeling and Right Perception in Vipassana Meditation by G.C. Banerjee

Published by: Vipassana Research Institute, February 2002