Manual of Vipassana Meditation is a collection of lectures by Mr. U Ko Lay, student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and a former Vice Chancellor of Mandalay University. These lectures, which have been much expanded and annotated, were given to the first year students at the International Buddhist Missionary University where U Ko Lay had acted as the Head of Department of Vipassana Meditation in the Faculty of Patipatti.
The teachings of the Buddha are based on Dhamma, the universal Truth. This manual enshrines the Buddha’s teachings in a concise format. It contains the life story of the Buddha, his teachings, and explanation of the first two discourses given by the Buddha, a general description of Vipassana meditation and explanation of Mahasatipatthana Sutta, the great discourse on the foundations for the establishing of mindfulness.