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S.N. Goenka

Bien que d'origine indienne, S. N. Goenka est né et a grandi en Birmanie. C'est là qu'il entre en contact avec son maître Sayagyi U Ba Khin, et apprend de lui la technique de Vipassana. Après avoir étudié avec son professeur pendant quatorze ans

Books Of S.N. Goenka

Discourses on Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

Mahasatipatthana sutta, the Great Discourse on establishing awareness, is one of the most important discourses expounded by the Buddha in the town called Kammasadhamma in Kuru kingdom. In this sutta, the Buddha presented a practical method for developing self-knowledge by means of kāyānupassanā (constant observation of the body), vedanānupassanā (constant observation of sensations), cittānupassanā (constant observation of the mind), and dhammānupassanā (constant observation of the contents of the mind).

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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.

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Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (En)

Mahasatipatthana sutta, the Great Discourse on establishing awareness, is one of the most important discourses expounded by the Buddha in the town called Kammasadhamma in Kuru kingdom. In this sutta, the Buddha presented a practical method for developing self-knowledge by means of kāyānupassanā (constant observation of the body), vedanānupassanā (constant observation of sensations), cittānupassanā (constant observation of the mind), and dhammānupassanā (constant observation of the contents of the mind).

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The Gracious Flow of Dharma

This book contains three-day series of public talks given by Mr. S. N. Goenka at Hyderabad, India from July 22 to 24, 1993. For publication purposes, it has been titled as ‘The Gracious Flow of Dharma.’

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The Buddha as depicted in the Tipiṭaka – Volume I

S.N. Goenka, Principal Teacher of Vipassana meditation, faced some initial hesitation before joining his first Vipassana course due to indoctrination against the Buddha’s teachings during his childhood. After his first course in 1955, numerous misconceptions that he had about the Buddha’s teaching were dispelled, and he was inspired to study the original words of the Buddha in the Pāli language.

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The Buddha as depicted in the Tipiṭaka – Volume II

S.N. Goenka, Principal Teacher of Vipassana meditation, faced some initial hesitation before joining his first Vipassana course due to indoctrination against the Buddha’s teachings during his childhood. After his first course in 1955, numerous misconceptions that he had about the Buddha’s teaching were dispelled, and he was inspired to study the original words of the Buddha in the Pāli language.

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The importance of Vedana and Sampajanna

The Seminar on Vedanā and Sampajanna, held in 1990 at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India, was an important milestone in the acknowledgment of Vipassana meditation as the quintessence of the Buddha’s teaching.

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The Discourse Summaries

In a Vipassana course, the participants learn how to free the mind of the tensions and prejudices that disturb the flow of daily life. By doing so, one begins to discover how to live each moment peacefully, productively and happily. At the same time, one starts progressing towards the highest goal to which mankind can aspire: purity of mind, freedom from all suffering, full enlightenment.

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Meditation Now

Inner Peace Through Inner Wisdom.
This collection of talks and writings by S. N. Goenka offers a fine introduction to Vipassana and its application in daily life.

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The Great Buddha’s Noble Teachings The Origin & Spread of Vipassana

The purpose of this book is to give a brief introduction about Vipassana meditation, quintessence of the Buddha’s teaching. It also contains information on life of the Buddha, stories of the people who benefitted from the practice of Vipassana meditation, six historical Councils, chain of teachers after the Buddha and spread of Vipassana through pictorial presentation. This information is embedded in the beautiful high quality pictures from the gallery at the Global Vipassana Pagoda.

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