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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.
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
Product Type: Audio CD set
Pages or No. of Discs: 8
These hour-long "Group Sitting" recordings are available for Old Students to listen to while meditating, in a group or alone. Eight recordings from various locations by S.N. Goenka were re-edited all to be one hour and five minutes long. They are available in the original Hindi-English, as well as English-only and Hindi-only versions.
Each recording plays continuously for about one hour and five minutes. They open with chanting and meditation instructions by S.N. Goenka. Those labeled "short instructions" are then silent for about 50 minutes, and those labeled "long instructions" have more instructions interspersed throughout the hour. They all close with chanting and Metta.
Included are recordings from Dhamma Salila, Dhamma Setu, Dhamma Sikkhara, Dhamma Khetta, the Vipassana International Academy, and Dubai. These are also available in Hindi and Hindi-English, and some are available as translations in other languages.
They are available to download, on both old student sections of Dhamma.org and Pariyatti.org and can be purchased from Pariyatti as single CDs, and on this webpage as a set of eight CDs (English only for the set). There is also a flash drive available, which includes the 10, 3, and 1 day audio discourses, morning chanting, the Art of Living audiobook, and a short discourse by Sayagyi U Ba Khin, titled, "The Essentials of Buddha-Dhamma."