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
When he died in 1971, the great Burmese meditation master Sayagyi U Ba Khin left an invaluable legacy. He was one of the first teachers in this century to present the ancient technique of Vipassana in a modern, systematic way, making it accessible to people of diverse denominations and cultures.
This journal commemorates U Ba Khin's exemplary life and teaching. It contains a selection of his discourses, and biographical sketches of his life and the lives of the teachers who preceded him. Included are essays about his noteworthy career by his renowned disciple, S.N. Goenka, as well as articles on different aspects of the Vipassana technique.
Also included are a sampling of Pali research papers from the Vipassana Research Institute; descriptions of the Vipassana meditation centers under Goenkaji's direction; and essays and testimonials by assistant teachers and students of Vipassana. With full color pictures of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, S.N. Goenka, and Vipassana centers.