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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
A thorough exposition of the technique of Vipassana and its relevance to social change, given by S.N. Goenka at the inaugural session of a seminar at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Goenkaji describes how Vipassana helped masses of people at the time of the Indian Emperor Asoka, and how it is helping practitioners today, including the inmates of Tihar Jail. This public talk will be interesting to non-meditators as well as those who practice Vipassana.
Taped in New Delhi, April 15, 1994, 58 min.
Also available as streaming audio.