DHAMMA FAQ: ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIOINS
ABOUT MEDITATION & THE BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS

See also: Common Misconceptions

  Questions
Answers
  What is Vipassana, or Insight Meditation?
  Short definitions

Purpose & Method of Vipassana
 What is the goal of Buddhist meditation practice?
Nirvana: freedom
is to be found in letting go

Where the path leads
 I don't get it, how can sitting and paying attention to my breath work such a powerful transformation?
S.N. Goenka on observing the mind/body process

Thich Nhat Hanh,
Mindfulness of Breathing

What are the most common misconceptions about insight meditation?
Common Misconceptions
What, if anything, has to be taken on faith on the Path? 
Excerpt from
Wings to Awakening
 
  What is Emptiness?
 
  The Healing Power of Virtue
 
  No Self or Not-self?

"no-self"

 
  Meditation Instructions
 
 Concentration and Mindfulness
 
 Karma
 
  Samvega
 
 Purpose & Method of Vipassana