It was the great foresight of Mr S.N Goenka that all schools should teach the practice of Anapana in childhood. To ensure this, it was necessary that school teachers first learn to practice Vipassana so that they could help the children practice regularly. For this, the Maharashtra State Government circulated a GR to all its schools thus encouraging the teachers to do a course in Vipassana.
The MITRA Upakram program was set up by the Vipassana Research Institute(VRI) in collaboration with the Maharashtra Government. Several volunteer Vipassana meditaors worked together to implement the programme and make it successful. Thanks to this programme, approximately 2.5 crore students will now be taught Anapana in Maharashtra.
Around 2,800 school teachers participated in the 10-days Vipassana Courses last year. This year, around 19,000 more school teachers will be attending the Vipassana Courses. These courses would be conducted in gypsy-camps and many volunteers would be needed to ensure that they are conducted smoothly and properly. Those interested in serving these camps may please contact and register their names either on phone: 9930796064, 9323142310 or send the details by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The scope of work and other details would be explained to the volunteers, once their applications are received. This is to ensure that more and more people can benefit from their seva and for it to be Bahujana hitaya bahujana sukakhaya in the true sense of the word.
Vipassana sahayak teachers who would like to serve these courses, kindly contact Mr. Rishikant Mehta on 09408283018. Thank you!