Definition of insight meditation in US English:

insight meditation


  • A form of Buddhist mediation that employs concentration sharply focused on bodily sensations and mental events, practiced with the intention of gaining insight into reality.

    • ‘Nyanaponika Thera has written a similarly lucid book on insight meditation, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation.’
    • ‘Also known as insight meditation, Vipassana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques.’
    • ‘It is impossible to practise insight meditation without having reached at least the level of calm of the first jhana.’
    • ‘Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence.’
    • ‘In vipassana, or insight meditation, the practitioner consciously explores the body and mind.’