is a type of meditation which arises most prominently from the Theravadan
tradition (sometimes also called the Forest tradition) of Buddhism. It is characterized by being aware of whatever is present without choice or preference. It is often the result of mature progression of practice. This practice is intended to assist the practitioner in seeing the fundamental insights of Buddhism, which include, anatta
(no permanent self, no permanent mind and unsatisfactoriness of life). For further information, see "The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching", by Thich Nhat Hanh.