The Satipatthana Vipassana

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi


The Satipatthana Vipassana

Published Date - 2015

Buddha Date - 2559

Myanmar Date - 1377

AD Date - 2015

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

98 စာမျက်နှာ



As mentioned in the introduction to the original text, the daily talks given by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadawgyi to every batch of new yogis since the arrival at the Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha had been tape-recorded on 27th July 1951. This had been transcribed and published in book form in 1954, followed by twenty editions up to now. This Myanmar book had been translated into English by the late U Pe Thin, who had also translated a number of discourses of Mahasi Sayadawgyi. Although the first English Edition was no longer with the Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization, it has come to our knowledge that this first English Edition was published by the Department of Religious Affairs in 1954 and again in January 1979.

The Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization also published this discourse in 1979 with two other discourses delivered in World Missionary Tours of Mahasi Sayadawgyi- the Teaching of Buddha Sasana and the Way to Happiness. Another Edition was published as Second Edition in 1992 together with a discourse of Practical Insight Meditation. Again the Buddhist Publication Society of Kandy published this discourse in 1990 under the title “Satipatthanavipassana (Insight Through Mindfulness).

Thus this discourse had been published by different publishers under different names. Since the Second Edition of the Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization is now out of stock, we are pleased to produce this Third Edition which

will be of great help to the foreign Yogis in their meditation practice. In this Edition, sub-headings are put in easy reading and a short Biography of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw is

also included.

May all those who study this book , be able to practise the mindfulness meditation without any difficulty and gain

various insights leading finally to Nibbana.


Dr. Tint Soe Lin


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization

September, 2015

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

(A Basic Buddhist Mindfulness Exercieses)

This copy is Third Edition published in September 2015 in which the grammar, punctuations and spellings of English/ English Pali words were corrected during August 2018

for the next Edition.

(1) English words corrected by “ Microsoft Words” in computer by Ma Soe Soe on 10.8.2018 and checked by U Khin Maung Oo on 12.8.2018 and --8.2018.

(2) Pali words re-checked by U Maung Maung Ko-- on 24.8.2018

Note; the words in red are not to be uploaded in the website.