This workshop will be focused on the understanding and the practice of vipashyana. We have been well versed in the understanding and practice of shamatha, but vipashyana remains a bit of a mystery for most of us. For understanding vipashyana, we will use primarily the presentation by Jamgon Kongtrul from his famous Treasury of Knowledge, specifically the chapter on vipashyana. For the practice of vipashyana, we will use the presentation by Jamgon Mipham in his Wheel of Analytical Meditation. We will supplement these with the chapter on vipashyana from Kamalashila’s famous Stages of Meditation, Part Two. Altogether, we will work progressively, starting with stabilizing our foundation in shamatha, then exploring analytical vipashyana’s two main stages: discriminating the variety of phenomena and their characteristics; and then investigating their essence or way of existing. Finally, we'll culminate with non-analytical vipashyana using the ultimate bodhicitta slogans way of mapping out the four stages of that practice.