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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 series of texts containing primarily Goenkaji’s articles & discourses on various aspects of Vipassana coupled with questions & answers and inspirational stories from the lives of senior meditators. This book provides guidance to students on how to apply Vipassana in daily life. Goenkaji always emphasized that just attending a Vipassana course is not enough. Vipassana is an art of living and students need to apply Vipassana in day to day life to live at peace with themselves, and at peace with others. His own life was an example of how to live a life of Dhamma.
As the Buddha said:
Phuṭṭhassa lokadhammehi, cittaṃ yassa na kampati; asokaṃ virajaṃ khemaṃ, etaṃ maṅgalamuttamaṃ.
"When faced with the vicissitudes of life, one’s mind is unshaken, sorrowless, stainless, secure – this is the highest blessing."
That is a great legacy that the Buddha left for householders – to maintain equanimity with wisdom in all situations. The life of the Buddha and stories of Vipassana practitioners in ancient times as well as today provide us with inspiration to apply this teaching in our lives.