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
S. N. Goenka gave his first 10-day Vipassana course in India in 1969. Since then thousands of courses by Mr. Goenka and those appointed by him have benefitted hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
The August - October 1977 issue of The Maha Bodhi, the journal of the Maha Bodhi Society of India, contained articles and letters by students of S.N. Goenka. Especially inspiring are several articles stemming from the 1975 course in the Central Jail, Jaipur.
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