Vipassana, the quintessence of the Buddha’s teachings, is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. In archaic times, it helped countless people in India to come out of their suffering and was spread to the neighboring countries. Five centuries after the Buddha, the noble heritage of Vipassana was corrupted and gradually disappeared from India as well as around the world. In the country of Myanmar, however, a chain of devoted teachers preserved this teaching in its pristine purity. Mr. Goenka, an Indian businessman from Myanmar, learnt the technique in this august tradition and helped spread it across the world.
This book provides relevance of Vipassana meditation in present times by capturing the rich heritage and history of this age-old meditation technique of India, providing comprehensive information about Vipassana meditation, the chain of teachers and impact of Vipassana meditation on various factors of the society including prisoners, business executives, Government and addicts. It also contain details about the spread of Vipassana in modern times, 10-day courses, Global Vipassana Pagoda, Vipassana Research Institute and and experiences of some prominent personalities from different walks of life about Vipassana meditation. This information is presented along with beautiful and rare high quality pictures.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.