Gotama the Buddha: His Life and His Teaching A brief sketch of the life and teaching of the Buddha, with a brief description of the Six historical Councils.
The Discourse Summaries Summary of the eleven discourses during the ten day course
Discourses on Satipatthana sutta Explanation of the Maha Satipatthana sutta in depth by Goenkaji during the Satipatthana course.
The Gracious Flow of Dharma This three-day series of public talks by Goenkaji contains a detailed explanation of what is pure Dhamma and how to practise it and lead a better life.
For the benefit of many Inspiring Question/Answers and talks of Goenkaji.
Was the Buddha a pessimist When Buddha's teachings were lost to India there was a misunderstanding that he was a pessimist. However this is note true - read this to understand with examples.
Come People of the World A collection of hindi couplets (dohas) chanted by Goenkaji during the 10-day Vipassana course (with english translations.)
S. N. Goenka at the United Nations
1. Inner Peace for World Peace
2. Buddha: The Super-Scientist of Peace
Why was the Sakyan Republic destroyed? The Sakyans did not follow the teaching of Buddha and were intoxicated with caste-pride which lead to their destruction.
Pali Primer A guide to learn the Pali language
Research related publications
Tipitaka related publications
The Essence of Tipitaka
The Maha Satipatthana Sutta
English pamphlets:- in PDF. To read these files, you will need Acrobat reader
What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana-I
What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana -II
What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana -III
Vipassana In Prisons
Vipassana — An Art of Corporate Management
Vipassana & Health
Vipassana in Government
Drug Addiction And Therapy: A Vipassana Perspective
Guidelines for the Practice of Vipassana meditation
Hindi publications:- in PDF. To read these files, you will need Acrobat reader
Dhammageet Pali chantings with hindi translations (including those played in ten day course)
Kya Buddh dukhvadi the? Buddha was not a pessimist. This is explained in detail with examples.
Mangal jage grihi jeevan mein This book is concerning how a good householder should live to generate harmony in household life.
Vipashyana ka pratham jail shivir - kendriya karagraha - Jaipur The Vipassana course at Jaipur jail was very inspiring to the inmates and associated people. The book describes their experiences in short.
Tipitaka related publications
Suttasaar - 1, 2, 3
Anguttara Nikaya - 1
Sampraday Na Dharma Hai
Chale Dharma Ke Panth
Apana Antar Dekh
Shashantantra Mein Vipassana
Citta Samta Na Khoy (Rajasthani dohas)
Dharma Sada Mangal Karai (Rajasthani dohas)
Apano Karam Sudhar (Rajasthani dohas)
Dhup Chaw Ri Jindagi (Rajasthani dohas)
Man Ra Mail Utar (Rajasthani dohas)
Dharma Kya Hai
Dharma Ka Sar
Dharma Ka Sahi Mulyankan
Dharma Ka Sarvahitkari Swaroop
Satya Hi Dharma Hai
Morning chanting in Pali (played during the 10- day courses)
The following tanslations in Farsi are available for free download as a pdf :
The Art of Living - by William Hart
Come People of the World
The Gracious Flow of Dhamma
The Discourse Summaries
Meditation Now - Inner peace through inner wisdom
Healing the Healer & The Experience of Impermanence by Dr Paul Fleischman
Vipassana Addictions & Health (Seminar 1989)
Mahasatipatthana Sutta - Farsi Pali
Links to non-VRI publications
Text associated with Dhamma in prison in German available at