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Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

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Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:22 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:18 pm

I haven't heard of Alan B Wallace before this but I find curious that the introduction of the article makes much of his academic achievements and there is nothing about his practise experience.

Surely what qualifies him to make the observations he has has made in the article is what vipassana teachers he has practised under, his retreat experience.

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Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:08 pm

Also B. Alan Wallace, in his more formal books on Tibetan Buddhism does consider Theravada to be hinayana. Basically, he is a jhana-wallah coming from a Gelugpa standpoint.

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Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby alan » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:23 am

Yes, it is the interview that is the problem. and now we can put this to bed.

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Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:20 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:32 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: Alan Wallace on Modern Vipassana

Postby Jack » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:32 pm

>>While such naughty modern Vipassana teachers may be out there I have never read any or practiced with any modern Vipassana teachers who have not put bare attention into its much broader Dhamma context.<<

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For those interested, here is a guided vipassana meditation by Joseph Goldstein:
http://www.dharma.org/ims/mr_audio.php#. This form seems to that used by most Vipassana teachers, at least those connected with IMS. Nowhere is bare intention mentioned. But, I think bare intention as not adding imagination to whatever enters a sense door (seeing in the seeing, etc.) is implied.

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