About Insight Meditation Practice (Vipassanā)
Insight Meditation, or Vipassanā, has been practiced since the time of the Buddha, 2500 years ago. It originates from the Theravada tradition, which is practiced primarily in Thailand, Burma, India, Sri Lanka, and other parts of Southeast Asia. Other streams of Buddhism are Mahayana, practiced mainly in China, Japan, and Korea; and Vajrayana, practiced mainly in Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan.
Insight Meditation is the practice of cultivating a precise nonjudgmental attention, which can clearly experience the present moment. Often associated with Mindfulness Meditation, it supports the awakening of hearts and minds through the direct experience of the Buddhist path.