During the last of the September Daylongs, Tahn Pamutto opens by reflecting on the theme of the day: Vipassana. This word has become ubiquitous in meditation circles but was not always so. While it’s an easy way to explain the process of freeing the mind, it was not a common or deeply expounded theme in the early discourses. What is Vipassana? We separate things into their components to see them clearly. When they come back together, we realize we’ve stepped out past Ignorance and Craving.