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Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

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Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Sidney » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:56 am

Does anyone know where to get the late Ven. Mogok Sayadaw's instructions on the practice of vipassana?
Mogok Sayadaw was beleived to be an arahat and left relics when his body was cremated and his method of practice is very popular in Burma.
But I am not sure if the transcription of the Sayadaw's discourse on the practice in English is available on the web; can any one help????

Sidney

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:51 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby Sidney » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:10 pm

Thanks, it is the monastry that I am going but they do not have the Sayadaw's discourse transcriped in English for the public.
Mogok does not have a well organised international network as Mahasi.
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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby Sidney » Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:13 pm

Thanks I've found it now.

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Re: Introducing Mahasi Method

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:32 pm

Hi Sidney,

Is Mogok Sayadaw's practise related to Mahasi Sayadaw? If not, it might be better if we split up this thread.

:anjali:
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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby bodom » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:46 pm

*MODERATOR NOTE*

As Mogok Sayadaw does not teach the Mahasi method this thread has been split from the Introducing Mahasi Method thread.


Sidney

A selection of Mogok Sayadaw's teachings can be found in this excellent book by Jack Kornfield:

Living Dharma:
Teachings and Meditation Instructions from Twelve Theravada Masters

http://www.shambhala.com/html/catalog/i ... -832-5.cfm

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:51 pm

Interestingly, when I was in Mandalay I was doing a thirty-day course at Dhamma Mandala near Yay Tagun Hill. Next door was a monastery and at the same time they were conducting a 28-day course of vipassana for their monks. We were blasted by the monasteries loudspeaker from 3.45AM to about 10PM at night with discourses, various chantings and meditation instructions. At the end of my course I asked the very senior Burmese old students and the teacher taking our course (head teacher for Myanmar), and they explained that they were doing vipassana in the style of the Mogok Sayadaw. And they said how helpful it was because it was almost identical to what was being taught by SN Goenka!.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:50 am

There's more to SN Goenka's method than 'body scanning'.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Sidney » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:55 am

You may want to know what is special about the Mahasi's practice.
It emphasizes on the continuity of awareness for as much as possible; i.e. while we are doing our daily chores. It is the necessacity for those who are awaiting the right time to come; especially good for yogis with a higher parami and has already attained insights. The basics are more or less the same with Mogok.

People may say mixing can be a hinderance; i.e. too many cooks spoil the broth.
However, there are certain things and times where right mixing produces excellent results, provided you know what you are doing; e.g. in producing scents and whisky.
If I were to mix my choice would be as follows:
1. start with Goenka, or IMC
2. continue with Mogok
3. wait with Mahasi.

Good luck and best wishes!

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Moggalana » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:34 am

Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Soe Win Htut » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:22 pm

Awareness(mental noting) alone is not enough for enlightenment. (Ashin Tejaniya)
Created truths(Sammuti Sacca) are just to be used only, experienced only and known onlyWithout rejecting and attaching them with the idea of reality.
Vipassana (Insight meditation) is changing from the volitional action to action-only, attachment to detachment, misunderstanding to right understanding.
To Learn more....
http://www.thabarwa.org, or
http://www.thabarwa.org/guided-insight-mp3-talks/

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby myadeepa » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:13 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mogok_Saya ... i_U_Wimala)
http://www.dhammadownload.com

I recommend this camp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R8m9YbS ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R8m9YbS ... re=related
The teacher( U Kyaw Sein ) from Zalun Township, Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Division of Myanmar, One of famous mogoke vipassana meditation camps, intensive training

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby Javier » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:34 am

hi everybody
i reckon the Mogok Sayadaw method looks very interesting...

I'm going to Burma on January and i'm looking for a meditation retreat and I think I would like to do a retreat on Mogok's meditation "tradition".
Do you know if is possible to do in English? in this case is it possible just to pop up in the place and start the retreat? (as in so many places in Thailand...); is it possible to do 10 days retreat? (the classical 28days is a bit too much for me ), is the adress that one in the beginning of this post?

thank you so much

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Re: Mogok Sayadaw's Vipassana practice

Postby vidar » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:32 pm

All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239


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