In 2002, Mr. S. N. Goenka, Principal Teacher of Vipassana meditation, was invited to participate in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland along with global leaders in politics, business and media. In this meeting, Mr. Goenka spoke in various sessions on the topics like 'The future of religion', 'Death: Exploring the taboo', 'Anger and how to deal with it' and 'The meaning of true happiness'.
This book is a tribute to Sayagyi U Ba Khin, teacher of Mr. S. N. Goenka and an outstanding civil servant from Myanmar. U Ba Khin’s career was that of an ideal householder, combining unwavering dedication to Vipassana meditation with unwearying commitment to public service.
For the Benefit of Many
Since the early 1980s, there has been an astonishing increase in the number of Vipassana centers in India and around the world. After experiencing efficacy of technique themselves, many old students selflessly contributed in the spread of Vipassana meditation. Working in many different capacities, they have served for the welfare of many.
Venerable Ledi Sayadaw was an invaluable link in the chain of teachers that preserved Vipassana in its pristine purity in Myanmar. This is a collection of English translation of the Venerable Sayadaw's writings.