Cynthia Thatcher

Just Seeing: Insight Meditation and Sense Perception

Just Seeing: Insight Meditation and Sense Perception

In eloquent, expressive language this book explores in depth the Buddha’s significant teaching, “When seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear,” as it applies to the practice of insight meditation as taught by Mahasi Sayadaw.

Along the way, the book touches on the two kinds of reality-ultimate and conventional-expounded in the Abhidhamma. The author explains these two realities through the example of a pointillist painting of Seurat that can be viewed in two ways. In addition, there are meditation instructions for beginners, an appendix on the perceptual process as described in Buddhist metaphysics, and a crossword puzzle of Pali terms.

Do you want to start meditating or deepen your practice?
We offer personal guidance, completely on a donation basis.

Free Meditation Course

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276