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
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Dr. Paul R. Fleischman gave this talk in Cologne, Germany (2017).
It should be noted that the audience consisted entirely of English-as-a-second-language listeners, so the pace of speech is more measured, and is slower, than a talk given in North America.
This talk was originally given to an audience of Old Students (i.e. those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana meditation course as taught by S.N. Goenka). Accordingly, it contains language and concepts that are familiar to Old Students, and it may not make sense to someone who is not familiar with this terminology.
Find audio and video podcasts by Paul Fleischman in our podcast area.