Practical Vipassana Meditational Exercises (30-Minutes Discourse)

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi


Practical Vipassana Meditational Exercises (30-Minutes Discourse)

Published Date - 2019

Buddha Date - 2563

Myanmar Date - 1381

AD Date - 2019

Author By - Mahasi Sayadaw Gyi

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Mahasi Sayadawgyi used to deliver the initiation talks to each and every batch of yogis when they came to practise Vipassana Meditation at the Mahasi Meditation Centre at Yangon. These talks were, tape-recorded, compiled and printed in Myanmar language and later translated into English and published for Foreign Yogis.

These talks are of four types in length; 15-minutes, 30-minutes, 60-minutes and 90-minutes. However, their English translations were published under different titles as follows.

• The 15-minutes talk under the title “Practical Vipassana Meditation Exercises” first published in November, 2017.

• The 30-minutes talk under the title “Practical Vipassana Meditational Exercises, first published in December, 1978.

• The 90-muinutes talk under the title “The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation (A Basic Mindfulness Exercises) first published in 1954.

On the 4th , December 1974, Mahasi Saydawgyi delivered a special discourse under the title “Sasana Yeiktha Silver Jubilee Discourse” to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of his first preaching of Vipassana Meditation at the Sasana Yeiktha on 4th , December 1949. This Discourse was first published in December 1978 together with other selected discourses and 30-minutes tape-recorded discourse of “Practical Meditation Exercises” in both Myanmar and English Languages.

Since, the 60-minutes talk had not been translated into English we will undertake to do so hopefully in the near future. Although typing errors and omissions of the Second and Third Edition of the book have been corrected in the Fourth Edition as far as possible, there are still some grammatical and punctuation mistakes in that edition.

We, therefore, checked the whole of the Fourth Edition by “Microsoft Office Word 2016” software, and we are pleased to mention that previous grammatical and punctuation mistakes have been fully corrected in this Edition. However, since the translated English Discourses of Mahasi Sayadawgyi have adopted British spelling, we did not correct them to American spelling as suggested by “Microsoft Office Word 2016”.

We are also very grateful to U Hla Myint of Tathagata Meditation Centre, USA, who had kindly reviewed and refined the whole of the Fourth Edition book. These initiation talks are of tremendous help to foreign yogis who first started to practise Vipassana Meditation at the Mahasi Meditation Centre. Hence, it is our great pleasure to publish this Edition with new cover and quality pages.


Dr. Tint Soe Lin


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization

December, 2019

Practical Vipassana Meditational Exercises

This copy is Fourth Edition published in July 2015 in which the grammar, punctuations and spellings of English/ English Pali words were corrected during June 2019 for the next Edition.

(1) English words corrected by “Microsoft Words” in computer by Ma Soe Soe on 22.5.2019 and checked by U Khin Maung Oo on 12.6.2019 and 16.6.2019.

(2) Pali words re-checked by U Maung Maung Ko on 13.6.2019.

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