Visuddhi Magga, Basic Meditation & Abhidhamma (Dr. Mehm Tin Mon)

Organised by the Pa-Auk Meditation Centre:

Talk by  speaker Dr. Mehm Tin Mon, M.Sc, Ph.D(USA)
Professor, International Theravada Buddhist University

Venue: Room 9, 1st Flr,
            Veneral Hong Choon Memorial Hall,
            Kong Meng San Phor Kark See, 88 Bright Hill Road.

Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm (weekdays)
          5.00pm to 9.30pm (weekends)

Program 1: Visuddhi Magga Part 1 & Basic Meditation by Dr. Mehm Tin Mon
                  Date: 10 – 18 October 2008

Program 2: Abhidhamma Part 1 Dr. Mehm Tin Mon
                  Date: 19 – 27 October 2008


The True Nature of Existence – the Noble Truth of Suffering – the Noble Truth of the Cause of Suffering – the Noble Path of Eternal Happiness called Nibbana.

Morality (Sila)
Different kinds of morality – Five Moral Precepts – Sabbath Precepts – Cultivating Fourfold Morality called Catuparisuddhi Sila for overall purity – Morality as the Foundation of Meditation.

Mental Concentration (Samadhi)
Different kinds of concentration – the Purpose and Objective of developing Concentration – Preparation for Meditation – Cutting off Major and Minor Impediments – the search for a Qualified Teacher and a Suitable Place for Meditation – Forty subjects of Tranquility Meditation.

The Earth Kasina (Meditation Device)
Special Meditation Subject – Reflection on the Earth Kasina – the Appearance of Meditation Signs – three Stages of Meditation – Suitability and Unsuitability – Tenfold Skill in Absorption – Development of Fourfold Mental Absorptions called R?p?vacara Jhanas.

Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanassati)
The Praise of the Buddha -Practical Instruction for the meditation on Mindfulness of Breathing – the Appearance of Meditation Signs – The Arising of Fourfold Rupavacara Jhanas – the Benefits of Mindfulness of Breathing.

Four Guardian Meditations
To protect Oneself from Internal and External Dangers – Radiation of Loving-Kindness – Developing 528 Modes of Loving-Kindness – Recollection of the Attribution of the Buddha – Meditation on Foulness – Mindfulness of Death.


1.   Introduction to Buddha Abhidhamma – Apparent Realities, Ultimate Realities, Apparent Truth, Absolute Truth

2.  Consciousness – Sense Sphere Consciousness, Wholesome Consciousness, Unwholesome Consciousness, Resultant Consciousness, Functional Consciousness, Fine Material Consciousness, Immaterial Consciousness, Meditative Absorptions, Supramundane Consciousness.

3.  Mental Factors – Analysis of Mind, Neutral Mental Factors, Essential Mental Factors, Unwholesome Mental Factors, Beautiful Mental Factors, Association of Mental Factors with Different Types of Consciousness.

4.  Classification of Consciousness according to Moral Roots and Immoral Roots Classification of Consciousness according to Various Types of Feeling, Functions Performed by Various Types of Consciousness, Sense Objects, Sense Doors, Mind Bases.

5.  Process of Consciousness, Life-Spans of Consciousness and Materiality. The Causes for the Arising of Cognitive Processes, Five-Door Cognitive Processes, Mind- Door Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Processes in Meditative Absorptions, Persons and Consciousness.

6.  Planes of Existence – Woeful Planes, Sensuous Blissful Planes, Fine Material Planes, Immaterial Planes, Four Modes of Conceiving, Kamma – Volitional Actions, Wholesome Actions, Immoral Actions. How Kammas bear Results – Life-Spans of Beings, Death and Rebirth.

7. Matter or Corporeality, Four Primary Elements, Twenty-four Types of Derived Matter The Causes of Material Phenomena, Internal and External Material Groups, Nibbana – Three Modes of Nibbana, Definition of Nibbana

8.  Compendium of Ultimate Entities – Compendium of Immoral Categories, Compendium of Mixed Categories, Compendium of Enlightenment Factors, Compendium of the Whole Real Entities, Five Aggregates of Existence, Twelve Bases, Eighteen Elements, Four Noble Truths.

9.  Cause or Condition – Causal Relations of Dependent Origination. Patth?na Method – 24 Modes of Conditionality, Summary of Causal Relations, Various Forms of Name – Concepts, Six Kinds of Sound – Concepts.

10.  Subjects of Meditation – Tranquility Meditations, Three Stages of Meditation, Three Types of Meditation Signs, Three Types of Concentration, Right Concentration, Seven Stages of Mental Purity, Insight Meditation, Ten Insight Knowledge, Path-Consciousness, Fruition Consciousness, Noble Persons.

Should you have further queries, please contact the following persons:


Brother Teoh 98197136
Sister Denise 97378181
Sister Tracy (Daw Khin Than Swe) 97874173

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