This product is directly related to Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Learn More.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they
really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
More information about Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka is available
The tag Vipassana identifies products that are directly related to this
tradition and differentiates them from other Theravada resources
available on our site. While the main emphasis in Vipassana meditation
as taught by S.N. Goenka is on actual practice, this product may provide
inspiration and guidance to a Vipassana meditator.
We also carry titles from the Theravada tradition, as we feel that by exploring the wider world of the Theravada texts, which include the Buddha’s discourses, commentaries, and scholarly articles and treatises, meditators have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Dhamma and thereby enrich their meditation practice. This kind of intellectual exploration also helps a meditator to gain an understanding of the evolution and historical context of their meditation tradition. This understanding in turn deepens their practice and understanding of the Dhamma.x
An Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
"During the years that I have been giving talks on Vipassana meditation, the audiences have changed radically. Only a few decades ago, meditation was relatively exotic. Today, it has been the subject of thousands of studies and articles in the Western world, and is practiced to some degree by millions of people. Audiences have more scientific information, beliefs, assumptions, misinformation, enthusiasm, commercial interest, or psychological over-expectations and fears. Each lecture requires an adjustment to a different style of listener. In the winter of 2014-2015, I found myself scheduled to give lectures and talks at a number of varying venues.
I developed three goals for each talk: describing to potential new students the meditation practice and the courses in which it is taught; making the presentation compatible with contemporary science while preserving Vipassana's historical authenticity; addressing specific audience agendas."
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