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A condensed version of S.N. Goenka's discourses from a seven-day meditation course on the Mahasatipatthana Sutta, during which Goenkaji reads and interprets the sutta, giving life and inspiring relevance to the primary text of the Buddha about meditation practice. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Pariyatti Press
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Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vipassana
Students of Vipassana, after sitting three 10-day courses and serving one 1-day course and practicing Vipassana meditation daily can register to sit an 8-day course called Satipatthana Sutta. I sat my first Sati course in July 2012 having no idea really what the course entailed or what the evening discourses would be like as compared to the 10-day Vipassana courses I had sat previously.

At the Sati course we were given a book with the Satipatthana discourse written in full in both Pali and Englis
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Probably the only book you'll really need for serious Vipassana practice. ...more
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beware that the talks transcribed in this book are freely available through the app.
Reading this book only makes sense if you really commit yourself to the practice.
It is helpful in understanding the theory behind the practice. As I was told by a fellow practioneer in my first course 'one ounce of practice is better than one ton of theory'.
Goenka even says 'The proof is in eating the cake'.
Make sure to keep attending with sampajanna throughout your reading and your life haha.
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Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent commentary on the Satipatthana Sutta. Note that the original text is not included, only the discourses, which are essentially a transcript of one of Goenkaji's classes on the Sutta. I believe this book will be of most value to those who have attended one of the ten day Vipassana Meditation courses. ...more
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Philippe Desaulniers
This is mainly intended as a companion book for those taking the Satipatthana course as taught by S.N. Goenka. It's not an easy read, due to numerous and long quotes in Pali. But it does give a clear explanation of the practice described in the sutta, as near as I can tell. For meditators with experience with Goenka's technique, this seems like a great reference for its most advanced aspects. ...more
Jessica Zu
Aug 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: translation, religion
Very concise interpretation, right to the point. If you want to learn meditation, try Goenkaji's 10-day vipassana course. Give yourself a chance to learn the essance of genuine happiness. ...more
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