"Everybody in the world wants to live in
peace and happiness. This is the reason why people are seeking
the true path which leads them to the cessation of suffering.
The Lord Buddha discovered it and taught us the path over 2500
"Vipassana means "to see
things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification
by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in India 2500
years ago, it is not connected with Buddhism or any other
religion and can be practiced by anyone without conflict with
existing religious beliefs or absence of beliefs
Buddhist meditation is the practice of the Eightfold Noble Path,
as taught by the Buddha, which can be divided into three parts.
These are higher training in morality, concentration and wisdom.
Morality: Morality is the common denominator of all
religions. At the centers, students observe the five precepts of
refraining from killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying and
the use of drugs or intoxicants. By diligently observing this
morality, one develops purity of physical and verbal actions;
Concentration: Beginning with this base, training in
concentration is taught (Anapana meditation -- mindfulness of
breathing). Through learning to calm and control the mind during
the first five days, the student quickly appreciates the
advantages of a steady and balanced mind;
Wisdom: The third training in wisdom or insight is
introduced through Vipassana meditation, which is practiced
throughout the remainder of the period.
Vipassana is a process which enables the student to develop
concentration and awareness and, through personal experience, to
gain an understanding of the natural characteristics of
impermanence, suffering and non-self. Practiced with diligence
the gradual process of mental purification will lead to the end
of suffering and to full Enlightenment or Nibbana.
The teaching is through experience. If what you experience is
for your well being, you can accept it, if it is not for your
well being, you will not accept it.
Noble Silence (no unnecessary talk) provides a conducive atmosphere,
and discourses given in the morning and evening.
Meditation Centers in Myanmar
Dhamma Joti Vipassana Centre
Address: Wingaba Yele Kyaung, Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road,
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (95-1) 549 290
Address: 55A Kaba Aye Pagoda Road,
Kaba Aye P.O. Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (95-1) 661 479
Fax: (95-1) 667 050
Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha
Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization
Address: No 16, Sasana Yeiktha Road,
Tel: (95-1) 541 971, 552 501
Fax: (95-1) 289 960, 289 961
Mahavijayaransi Vijjalaya & Mahaatularansi
Address: Kya-Swa Chanung (Valley) Sagasaing Hills,
Sagaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: 0011 95 72 21541
Fax: 0011 95 72 22034
Address: 80 A, Thanlwin Road, Shwe Gon Dine P.O Bahan
Tel: (95-1) 535 448, 705 525
Pak Auk Forest
Address: 653 Lower Main Road,
Mawlamyine, Mon State, Myanmar.
Tel: (95-32) 221 32
Shwe Oo Min Dhamma
Address: Aung Myay Thar Yar Road, Gone Tala Poung village
Mingaladon township, Yangon, Myanmar.
Tel: (95-1) 636 402