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VRI publications can be puchased from the VRI at Igatpuri and book-sellers around the world. Information about where to buy publications is available at all Vipassana Meditation Centers.

 

 

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For ordering or for more details about the Publications of Vipassana Research Institute, please write to:

Vipassana Research Institute,
Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri - 422 403,
District. Nasik, Maharashtra, India.
Tel : (91) (02553) 244076, 244086 Fax : (91) (02553) 244176


The publications are also available at many Vipassana Centres around the world.

 

 

 

English Publications

  

Sayagyi U Ba Khin Journal

1998, 287 pages. This journal commemorates Sayagyi's exemplary life and teachings. Contains his discourses, biographical sketches of his life and the lives of the teachers who preceded him as well as articles on various aspects of Vipassana.

  

Essence of Tipitaka by U Ko Lay

1998, 225 pages. A concise guide to the voluminous teachings of the Buddha contained in the Pali Canon. It gives an overview of the entire Tipitaka as well as a taste of the Buddha's teaching by focussing on a few of the most important discourses.
U Ko Lay was formerly the Vice Chancellor of Mandalay University.

  

Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta

contains the Pali in Roman script with an English translation of this important sutta.
Also available online in Pali with simultaneous English translation

 


The Art of Living by William Hart

2001, 168 pages. A full length study of the teaching of Vipassana useful both for meditators and non-meditators alike. Includes illustrative stories, as well as answers to student's questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

   

The Discourse Summaries

2001, 123 pages. Summaries of the evening discourses by S.N. Goenka during a ten-day course of Vipassana.

   

Healing the Healer & The Experience of Impermanence by Dr Paul Fleischman

2001. It describes the benefit of Vipassana to those who are serving in medical profession.

  

Come People of the World

1999, 32 pages. Translations of selected Hindi couplets from Goenkaji's chantings.

  

Click here to read or download the book Gotama the Buddha: His Life and His Teaching

 

2000, 31 pages. A brief sketch of the life and teaching of the Buddha, with a brief description of the Six historical Councils.

  

The Gracious Flow of Dharma

 

1997, 70 pages. Condensed from three day public talks of S.N. Goenka explaining the true meaning of Dhamma(Dharma in Sanskrit), which has now been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism'. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

  

Discourses on Satipatthana Sutta

2001, 136pages. Evening discourses by S.N. Goenka during the 8 day course of meditation during which he expounds the Mahasatipatthana Sutta.

  

The Wheel of Dhamma Rotates Around the World

1999, 38 pages. A concise informative compilation on the Vipassana Centres in India and around the world.

  

Vipassana: Its Relevance to the Present World

1995, 141 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute in New Delhi in April 1994. The papers focus on Vipassana's impact in the fields of education, prison reforms, improved management in business and Government as well as the Pali Tipitaka research and publication project of VRI.

  

Dharma: Its True Nature

1998, 80 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri in May 1995. It is an attempt to address the idea that the world society is at historical crossroads with the overwhelming advancement of technology on one side and the erosion of human values on the other.

  

Vipassana Addictions & Health (Seminar 1989)

1998, 78 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri in 1989. It focuses on the beneficial effects of Vipassana on drug addicts and the general health.

  

The Importance of Vedana and Sampajanna (Seminar 1990)

2002. This covers this important topic of Buddha's teaching in great detail.

  

Pagoda Seminar Oct 1997

1997, 127 pages. The papers presented at the time of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Grand Vipassana Stupa being built near Mumbai. It contains detailed reports of the spread of Dhamma around the world. Also included are a number of moving personal accounts of individual meditators from different walks of life.

    

A Re-appraisal of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras by Shri. S. N. Tandon

 

1995, 142 pages. Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras wrote his scholarly works a few centuries after the Buddha, and has drawn heavily from the teachings of the Buddha. An in-depth study of the similarities and dissimilarities. The book contains the Yoga Sutra text references.

  

Manuals of Dhamma

2001, 272 pages. Originaly published by Union Buddha Sasana Council of Myanamr as "Manuals of Buddhism", this book contains the English translations of Venerable Ledi Sayadaw's authoritative essays on the essence of Buddha's teachings

  

Was the Buddha a Pessimist

2001, 69 pages. Buddha was not a pessimist. This is explained in detail with examples.

  

Psychological Effects of Vipassana on Tihar Jail Inmates

1998, 47 pages. Vipassana has been adopted as a prison reform technique in the largest jail in India, the Tihar Jail. The book gives detailed report of the scientific studies carried out to assess the impact of Vipassana meditation on the prisoner's mental health.

  

Mahasatipatthana Sutta

1998, 94 pages. A revised edition of the annotated translation of 'Mahasatipatthana Sutta', the primary discourse in which the Buddha described the practice of meditation in detail. It is of interest to any serious student of meditation or to one who wants to know about Buddha's teaching on the meditation practice.

  

Click here to read or download the book Pali Primer by Lily De Silva

 

1994, A guide to learn the Pali language.

    

Key to Pali Primer by Lily De Silva

1999, Gives answers to the test questions in "Pali Primer". An aid in learning

  

Manual of Vipassana Meditation by U Ko Lay

 

2002, 119 pages. This book throws light on the scientific aspect of the Buddha's Teaching. His teaching is explained with the help of the three important suttas-- the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta, Anattalakhanasutta and the Mahasatipatthanasutta.

  

For the Benefit of many

 

2002, 201 pages. This book contains a valuable compilation of Goenkaji's talks and question/answer sessions.

  

Effect of Vipassana Meditation on quality of life, subjective well-being and criminal propensity among inmates of Tihar jail, Delhi

 

2002, Research analysis and relevant statistics are covered in this study by Dr. Amulya Khurana and Prof.P.L.Dhar

  

Impact of Vipassana in Government

2004, 166 pages. This research by D.R. Parihar analysing the impact of Vipassana in Government covers comparison of Vipassana and non-Vipassana group, Precourse and Post-course feedback, Anecdotal evidences and analysis of Vipassana course forms of Government Officials. Also relevant appendices are available along with suggestions for future research.

   

Realising change

2003, 235 pages. This book featuring accounts by Vipassana practitioners leading everyday lives, aims to make Vipassana both better known and more clearly understood.

  

The Clock of Vipassana has Struck

2003, 244 pages. This volume celebrates U Ba Khin's exemplary life. It contains a collection of his writings and discourses, a biological sketch of his life and the lives of the teachers who preceded him, and is woven together with an extensive interview with his reknowned disciple, S.N.Goenka.

  

Meditation Now - Inner peace through inner wisdom

2003, 123 pages. A collection commemorating Goenkaji's tour of North America (April to August 2002). The Universal message of peace - an address by Goenkaji to the Millennium World Peace Summit, New York, The meaning of happiness - an address at the World Economic Forum, Davos-Switzerland and other important articles are found in this collection.

  

The Caravan of Dhamma

 

2004, 169 pages. In 2002, at the age of 78, Goenkaji embarked on a remarkable Dhamma tour of the West. He traveled for 128 days through Europe and North America, giving many Dhamma talks, leading meditation sessions, giving media interviews and guiding students in private interviews along the way.

  

S.N.Goenka at the United Nations

 

2003, 20 pages. Two addresses at the U.N.

Address to the millennium World Peace Summit by S.N.Goenka. Goenkaji tried to highlight what all religions and spiritual paths have in common.

Keynote address on the occasion of the celebration of the International Recognition of the Vesakha. The talk by Goenkaji puts the teaching of the Buddha in a modern perspective

  

Defence against external invasion

    

How to defend the Republic

    

Why was the Sakyan Republic destroyed?

 

  

  

English pamphlets

     

English Article reprints
You may read or download the pdf files wherever links are furnished using 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

 

Peace within oneself, for peace in the world - 
Keynote address by Goenkaji at the International Buddha Seminar, Sarnath, India, 6th  November 1998

   

Guidelines for the Practice of Vipassana meditation

  


     

  

Hindi publications

  

Nirmal Dhara Dharam Ki

2000, 148 pages. Vipassana meditation is an invaluable ancient heritage of India, which had been lost in the country of its origin. Goenkaji has explained its Universal aspects in his public talks, which have been condensed in this book. Dharma means 'law of nature', and it has been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism' in recent times. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

    

Pravachan Saransh

1992, 100 pages. Condensed from the evening discourses of Goenkaji during ten-day Vipassana course.

  

Jage Pavan Prerana

1994, 203 pages. A collection of articles written by Goenkaji explaining in simple and lucid manner the glimpses from Buddha's lifetime and of his teachings.

  

Jage Antarbodh

2001, 180 pages. It is a continuation of the book Jage Pawan Prerana, and contains more in-depth glimpses of the Buddha's teachings.

  

Dharma Jivan Jine Ki Kala

2001, 88 pages. Explains what is Dhamma, in an easy to understand manner.

  

Tipitaka Mein Samyaka Sambuddha Vol 1 & 2

1995, 254 pages each volume. An in-depth study of the Buddha's teachings as preserved in Tipitaka. This is the first of a trilogy where Goenkaji explains in great detail the teachings of the Buddha with plenty of Pali quotations with their meaning in Hindi. This first in the series has the Buddha as the main subject.

  

Dharan Kare to Dharma

1999, 176 pages. Inspiring stories from the life of the Buddha with explanation of the Dhamma.

  

Kya Buddha Dukhwadi the

2000, 78 pages. Buddha was not a pessimist. This is explained in detail with examples.

  

Mangal Jage Grihi Jeevan mein

2001, 98 pages. This book is concerning how a good householder should live to generate harmony in household life.

  

Dhammavani Sangraha

2000, 68 pages. A valuable collection from the hindi newsletters with topicwise bifurcation. These contextual narratives are of enduring value to meditators. This book contains pali verses with hindi translations.

  

Vipassana Pagoda Smarika

2000, 175 pages. The papers presented at the time of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Grand Vipassana Stupa being built near Mumbai. It contains detailed reports of the spread of Dhamma around the world. Also included are a number of moving personal accounts of individual meditators from different walks of life.

  

Suttasaar-1

2001, 220 pages. This gives the essence of various suttas in Digha and Majjhima Nikaya.

  

Suttasaar-2

 

2001, 186 pages. This gives the essence of various suttas in the Samyutta Nikaya.

   

Suttasaar-3

2001, 150 pages. This gives the essence of various suttas in the Anguttara and Khuddaka Nikaya.

   

Dhamma Geet (pali-hindi)

2001, 99 pages. A collection of Pali verses from Tipitaka with Hindi translation.

  

Dhammapada (pali-hindi)

2001, 93 pages. Consists of the translation of the verses in the Dhammapada.

  

Mahasatipatthana Sutta (translation and samiksha)

1996, 54 pages. An annotated translation and review of 'Mahasatipatthana Sutta', the primary discourse in which the Buddha described the practice of meditation in detail. It is of interest to any serious student of meditation or of the Buddha's teaching.

  

Mangal Hua Prabhat

1998. 191 pages. An invaluable collection of couplets written by Goenkaji in Hindi, which are appreciated by meditators and others alike. These couplets illuminate the depths of Dharma in simple manner.

  

Jago Loga Jagat Ra

1997, 246 pages. A collection of couplets written in Rajasthani. These couplets illuminate the depths of Dharma in simple manner.

  

Dhanyababa (Atmakathan) by Shri. S.N.Goenka

2002, 112 pages.Goenkaji has written this book expressing his gratitude to his grandfather who had a great influence over his young mind The book contains anecdotes from Guruji's life and also a collection of the rajasthani dohas along with explanations.

  

Kalyanamitra Satyanarayan Goenka-Vyaktitva aur Krititva by Shri. B.K.Goenka

2002. 119 pages. This book gives details of important events in Goenkaji's life and the work he continues to perform for the welfare of all beings.

  

Patanjal Yogasutra by Shri. S.N.Tandon

2003. 96 pages. Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras wrote his scholarly works a few centuries after the Buddha, and has drawn heavily from the teachings of the Buddha. An in-depth study of the similarities and dissimilarities. The book contains the Yoga Sutra text references and references from the Pali tipitaka (vri references).

 

Ahuneyya Pahuneyya Anjalikaraniya - Dr. Omprakashji by Shri. S.N.Tandon & Smt. Laj Tandon

 

2003. 53 pages. Contains description from Dr. Omprakashji 's oral utterences and letters. A collection of his writings published in the patrika also form a part of this book

  

Atmakathan-Part 1 by Shri. S.N.Goenka

 

2003. 98 pages. This autobiography with anecdotes and life experiences is meant not merely to satisfy the natural curiosity of the Vipassana meditators round the World but to serve the purpose of guiding them and promoting their wisdom. Another aim of this publication is to serve as a warning to Vipassana meditators atleast from committing the hienous crime of condemning the Buddha's teaching.(The Buddha's flawless teaching was lost from India and condemned on a false basis.)

  

Rajdharma (kuch aitihasic prasang) by Shri. S.N.Goenka

 

2003. 68 pages. The Sammasambuddha was born in Jambudipa(India). Sammasambuddha discovers the path to the ultimate truth which is bound to be beneficial to one and all. Through this book many misconceptions about the Buddha and his teaching have been cleared. An attempt has also been made to clear the wrong impressions about the great Emperor Ashokha who was instrumental in spreading the Buddha's invaluable teaching to the neighbouring countries. This book will help receptive minds willing to see the truth, to come out of their wrong notions regarding the Buddha and Emperor Ashoka.

  

Anguttara Nikaya -Volume 1

2004. 308 pages. This is a hindi translation of the pali text of Anguttara Nikaya - volume 1

  

Kendriya Karagrah - Jaipur, Vipashyana ka pratham jail shivir

 

2005. 61pages. This book describes how Vipassana was introduced in jail. The experience of the jail inmates after undergoing a ten day course speaks volumes about the efficacy of Vipassana in reforming society. An attempt has been made to highlight Buddha's words in pali (with translations) and drawing parallels to what the jail inmates had expressed after doing a course thereby confirming the eternal nature of his teachings.

  

Vipassana : Lokmat - volume 1
Vipassana : Lokmat - volume 2

 

2005. 120 pages, 160 pages. The enriching experiences of meditators practising Vipassana are presented in these two volumes. The accounts of numerous meditators from all walks of life, the world over are compiled to inspire one and all.

  

Agrapal Rajvaidya Jeevak

2005. 24 pages. Gives an insight into the personality and laudable works of Jeevaka the royal physician at the Buddha's time

  

Ahimsa kise kahen?

 

2006. 28 pages. Himsa (violence) begins in the mind. True Ahimsa (non-violence) is not letting himsa originate in the mind. This is a talk given by Goenkaji quoting from the jain scriptures which also followed Ahimsa.

  

Samrat Ashok ke Abhilekh?

 

2006. 165 pages. Emperor Ashoka followed the Buddha's teachings and tried to rule the country in a Dhammic way. During his time he encouraged his subjects to follow the Dhamma as can be seen in the 42 Asokan inscriptions in its original form covered in this book. The translations in hindi and word meanings help to promote understanding his message to the world.

  

Vipassana Kyon

 

Path Pradarshika (only for old meditators)

   

  

Lokguru Buddha

 

  

 

Shakiyom aur Koliyom ke gantantra ka vinash kyom hua?

 

  

 

Ganarajya ki suraksha kaise ho?

 

  

 

Desh ki bahya suraksha

 

  

Hindi pamphlets

 
Hindi Article reprints

 

You may read or download the pdf files using acrobat reader

 

Sampraday Na Dharma Hai

 

Dharam Darshan

 

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

   

Samata Dharma

   

Dharma Ka Sarvahitkari Swaroop

   

Samyak Dharma

   

Satya Hi Dharma Hai

  

   


   

  

Marathi

  

Jagnyachi Kala

1997, 228 pages. A translation of William Hart's book 'Art of Living'. A full length study of the teaching of Vipassana useful both for meditators and non-meditators alike. Includes illustrative stories, as well as answers to student's questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

    

Jage Pavan Prerana

1994, 251 pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name. A collection of articles written by Goenkaji explaining in simple and lucid manner the glimpses from Buddha's lifetime and of his teachings.

 

Pravachan Saransh

 

1994, 84 pages. Condensed from the evening discourses of Goenkaji during ten-day Vipassana course.

  

Dharma: Aadarsh Jeevanacha Aadhar

1996, 108 pages. Explains what is Dhamma, in an easy to understand manner.

  

Jage Antarbodh

2001, 187 pages. A translation of hindi book of the same name. It is a continuation of the book Jage Pawan Prerana, and contains more in-depth glimpses of the Buddha's teachings.

  

Nirmal Dhara Dharam ki

 

2004, 115 pages. A translation of hindi book of the same name. Vipassana meditation is an invaluable ancient heritage of India, which had been lost in the country of its origin. Goenkaji has explained its Universal aspects in his public talks, which have been condensed in this book. Dharma means 'law of nature', and it has been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism' in recent times. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

   

 


 

 

Gujarati

  

Pravachan Saransh

1995, 94 pages. Condensed from the evening discourses of Goenkaji during ten-day Vipassana course.

  

Dharma: Aadarsh Jeevanno Aadhar

1996, 130 pages. Explains what is Dhamma in an easy to understand manner.

  

Maha Satipatthana Sutta

2001, 51pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name.An annotated translation of 'Mahasatipatthana Sutta', the primary discourse in which the Buddha described the practice of meditation in detail. It is of interest to any serious student of meditation or to one who wants to know about Buddha's description of the practice of meditation.

  

Jage Antarbodh

2001, 187 pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name.Contains in-depth glimpses of the Buddha's teachings.

  

Dharan Kare to Dharma

2001, 175 pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name. Inspiring stories from the life of the Buddha with explanation of the Dhamma.

  

Jage Pawan Prerana

2004, 298 pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name. A collection of articles written by Goenkaji explaining in simple and lucid manner the glimpses from Buddha's lifetime and of his teachings.

  

Kya Buddha Dukhwadi the

 

2004, 67pages. A translation of Hindi book of the same name. Buddha was not a pessimist. This is explained in detail with examples.

  

Nirmal Dhara Dharam ki

 

2004, 115 pages. A translation of hindi book of the same name. Vipassana meditation is an invaluable ancient heritage of India, which had been lost in the country of its origin. Goenkaji has explained its Universal aspects in his public talks, which have been condensed in this book. Dharma means 'law of nature', and it has been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism' in recent times. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

  

Mangal Jage Grihi Jeevan mein

2005. 102 pages. This book is concerning how a good householder should live to generate harmony in household life.

    

Vipassana Sha Mate

Gujarati pamphlet

 

 

 


  

Urdu

  

Hosh ka Safar

  

Urdu book

 

 


      

  

Tamil

  

Vazhkai kalai - Vipassana Dhyanam

2003, 180 pages. A translation of William Hart's book 'Art of Living'. A full length study of the teaching of Vipassana useful both for meditators and non-meditators alike. Includes illustrative stories, as well as answers to student's questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

  

Pravachan Saransh

2005, 95 pages. Summaries of the evening discourses by S.N. Goenka during a ten-day course of Vipassana.

  

The Gracious Flow of Dharma

2005, 95 pages. Condensed from three day public talks of S.N. Goenka explaining the true meaning of Dhamma(Dharma in Sanskrit), which has now been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism'. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

    


  

  

French

 

Gotama the Buddha

 

2004. A french translation of the english book of the same name.

  

Meditation Now - Inner peace through inner wisdom

2004. A french translation of the english book of the same name.

   


  

  

  

Pali

       

Buddha Sahassanamavali by S.N. Goenka

 

1998, 52 pages. Buddha Sahassanamavali means '1000 names of the Buddha'. A selected collection of 208 Pali couplets written by Goenkaji expounding the virtues and qualities of the Buddha. The book is rich in Pali vocabulary, and can be a great aid to learn Pali language also.The book is available in the following seven scripts: Devanagari, Roman, Myanmar, Thai, Sri Lankan, Cambodian, Mongolian

  

Buddha Gunagathavali by S.N. Goenka

 

1999, 163 pages. Buddha Gunagathavali is a collection of pali verses on the qualities of the Buddha composed by Goenkaji. These verses will not only improve the Pali vocabulary of a Vipassana meditator but also the attendant Buddhanussati while reading the verses will make their meditation stronger. The book is available in the following three scripts: Devanagari, Roman, Myanmar.

    

 

Pali Tipitaka For a detailed list of books, click here

 
The Pali Tipitaka, with commentaries and sub-commentaries printed in Devanagari script are available.

  

Chattha Sangayana CD-ROM

Free (Dhamma Dana)

 

 For information about Chattha Sangayana CD-ROM and Tipitaka publications, please click here.  



Farsi

 
 

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

 

 

Others

   

 
Picture post cards of Dhamma Giri

   

Photoset of 10 Post Cards

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