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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.
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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
Individual CDs of chantings by S. N. Goenka used during long and special courses. A different sutta is played before breakfast each morning in the meditation hall.
They are also available as a FULL SET of CDs for old students.
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Mahasatipatthana SuttaThis CD contains the sutta chanted by S. N. Goenka during a Satipa??hana course. In this sutta, the Buddha presented a practical method for developing self-knowledge by means of kayanupassana (observation of the body), vedananupassana (observation of sensations), cittanupassana (observation of the mind), and dhammanupassana (observation of the contents of the mind). Duration: 71 minutes
Mahasamaya Sutta This CD contains the Mahasamaya-Sutta. The Mahasamayasutta? belongs to the Mahavaggapa?i-section of the Digha Nikaya. The meter and content seem to indicate that it is a later addition but the sutta itself remains as a fixed standard among the Paritta-chantings in traditional Buddhist countries. These suttas are called "Paritta" (protection, warding off) because their recitation is believed to provide shelter and safeguard for those who chant them and for those listening. Duration: 56 minutes
Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta and Jinapañjara Gatha The Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta translates as the discourse that set in motion the wheel of Dhamma. It is said to be the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment in which he explains The Four Noble Truths. Duration: 43 minutes
The Jinapañjara Gatha, known in English as The Victor's Cage, is a chant of protection in which the Buddha describes the protective cage of Dhamma that surrounds noble ones. It begins, "The Buddhas, noble men who drank the nectar of the four noble truths, having come to the victory seat, having defeated Mara together with his mount:" Duration: 36 minutes
Dhajagga Paritta and The Three Bojjhangas Paritta suttas describe certain suttas or discourses delivered by the Buddha that afford protection. In the Dhajagga Paritta, the Buddha is living near Savatthi at Jetavana at the monastery of Anathapindika addressing some monks. In this sutta, he instructs the monks "... whether in forest or at foot of tree, or in some secluded spot, call to mind the Buddha, Dhamma or Sangha. Then will there be no fear to you at all." Duration: 39 minutes
The Three Bojjhangas that Mr. Goenka chants are from the bojjhangasa?yutta, a collection of suttas that deal with these seven bojjhangas (seven Factors of Enlightenment) in manifold detail. Each one of them describes a situation, where one of the respective Venerable Elders, Mahakassapa, Mahamoggallana or the Buddha himself suffered from serious illness. Duration: 39 minutes
Girimananda Sutta and Khandha Paritta The Girimananda Sutta, from the Book of the Tens, starts with Ananda requesting the Buddha to visit the gravely ill monk, Ven. Girimananda Thera. The Buddha instead suggests to Ananda to visit the monk himself and recite the ten contemplations. Duration: 39 minutes "The word paritta was used by the Buddha, for the first time, in a discourse known as Khandha Paritta in the Culla Vagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (vol. ii, p. 109), and also in the Anguttara Nikaya under the title "Ahi (metta) Sutta" (vol. ii, p. 82). This discourse was recommended by the Buddha as guard or protection for the use of the members of the Order. The Buddha in this discourse exhorts the monks to cultivate metta or loving-kindness towards all beings." quote by Ven. Piyadassi Thera Duration: 39 minutes
Atanatiya SuttaThis is a longer version than the Atanatiya Sutta chanting from Day 1 morning of a 10-Day Vipassana course. Although it is not offered on the Extended Chanting Full CD set, it is chanted on long courses and so listed here for convenience. Recorded at Dhamma Giri. Duration: 65 minutes