Meditators will be pleased to know that VRI has taken up at Mumbai, the project of digitalization of the archive of videos of Pujaya Guruji. Some of these videos date back to the 70's. The tapes include Course teaching material as well as Discourses and Guidelines given by Pujya Guruji and records of his various Dhamma tours.
Although the tapes have been stored very carefully at Dhamma Giri, some of them have started deteriorating and hence there is an urgent need to save them. Over 3000 Hours of video (tapes in different modes) is to be digitalized and preserved in the best possible medium.
At a later date, the public talks will be made available on VRI site or distributed on DVD etc.
This whole work will be done in 3 phases depending upon the priority and condition of the material.
The budget for just the archiving is expected to cross Rs 5,000,000 (50 Lakhs).
Meditators are welcome to donate for this critical project which will help in preserving the words of Pujya Guruji for future generations.
Donations can be made in any of the following ways. Please note that Donations to VRI get 125% Tax deduction under Section 35 (i) in India.
1. Donation through Cheque/Draft in the name of Vipassana Research Institute
Please send the cheque to the following address. You should also send your name and complete address along with the cheque. Please indicate that the donation is for 'Video Archive project".
Vipassana Research Institute
2nd Floor, Green House, Green Street
Fort , Mumbai 400001
2. Donations through Core Banking and SWIFT Transfer or Net banking to VRI's bank accounts as under :
1) Foreign Exchange Account
State Bank Of India (Main Branch, Mumbai)
Account No. 10996711290
2) ICICI Bank (Fort Branch, Mumbai)
Account No. 623501166152
3) Axis Bank (Malad Branch, Mumbai)
Account No. 911010004132846