The Seminar on Vedanā and Sampajanna, held in 1990 at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India, was an important milestone in the acknowledgment of Vipassana meditation as the quintessence of the Buddha’s teaching. The papers presented at the seminar gave detailed insight into these two very important terms from the Pāli canon. They are inspiring to meditators and intriguing to scholars interested in the Buddha’s teaching.
In this second edition S.N. Goenka has contributed a new article that once again stresses the importance of vedanā (body sensations) in the practice of Vipassana and the understanding of Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta and many other passages from the Pāli Tipiṭaka.