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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
These downloadable audio files of Goenkaji conducting group sits (one-hour of meditation) for "Old Students" of Vipassana, were recorded at various locations.
Each begins with a few minutes of chanting followed by meditation instructions. Some have more instructions throughout the hour and others are silent for about fifty minutes. They all end with a few minutes of chanting, and metta.
All of the languages other than English and Hindi are bilingual. For all of them except Hindi/ English (in which he speaks in both languages), Goenkaji gives instructions in English, which are followed by a translation in the second language. Available in English, Hindi, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sinhala, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, and Turkish.
You can also find all of the Group Sits below in an App for Apple's iOS called Dhamma.org. Here is also a direct link to iTunes to download the free app.
ENGLISH (Goenkaji gives instructions in English language only)