Addiction is one of the most serious problems of all countries and communities worldwide. It is universal and not limited to just the obvious drugs and substances. Anything can become an object of addiction - power, sexuality, human beings and mental objects.
A seminar on Vipassana Meditation was held under the sponsorship of the Vipassana Research Institute at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri in 1989.Its twin objectives were the study and exploration of Vipassana as a technique for improving health; and to look into its use as a rehabilitative instrument against addictions. This book contains a collection of papers presented at this Seminar.
Participating in the Seminar were distinguished scholars, Government officers, members of the medical, legal and other professions, social workers and Vipassana meditators. Most of the participants had attended a ten day Vipassana Course conducted by Mr. S.N. Goenka. After experiencing the effects of Vipassana for themselves, within themselves, the participants engaged in a discussion of its various aspects and made recommendations.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.