Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna sutta, le grand discours sur l’établissement de la conscience, est l’un des discours les plus importants exposés par le Bouddha dans la ville appelée Kammasadhamma, dans le royaume de Kuru. Dans ce sutta, le Bouddha a présenté une méthode pratique pour développer la connaissance de soi au moyen du kāyānupassanā (observation constante du corps), du vedanānupassanā (observation constante des sensations), du cittānupassanā (observation constante de l’esprit) et du dhammānupassanā (observation constante le contenu de l’esprit).
Mr. Goenka conducted the first course of Vipassana meditation in Mumbai within 10 days of his arrival in India. Since then, the wheel of Dhamma is rotating. In 1976, Dhamma Giri, the first center was developed and thereafter magnificent dwellings of Dhamma, dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana meditation, started to establish in various parts of India and across the world. Today, courses of Vipassana meditations are conducted in 177 centers and 134 non-center locations.
Dhamma Treasures is a series of books containing primarily Goenkaji’s articles/discourses on various aspects of Vipassana coupled with questions & answers and inspirational examples of senior meditators. “Living a Life of Dhamma” is a first book in this series guiding students on how to apply Vipassana in daily life. Mr. S. N. Goenka has always emphasised that just attending a Vipassana course is not enough. Vipassana is an art of living and students need to apply Vipassana in day to day life to live at peace with ourselves, and at peace with others. His own life was an example of how to live a life of Dhamma. He has delivered various discourses on how to use Vipassana while facing vicissitudes of life with equanimity. Along with discourses, many students have requested his guidance on this matter. This book contains all these discourse and questions & answers to help students firmly walk on the path of Dhamma.
Ce livre contient une collection d’articles publiés dans les newsletters mensuelles de VRI. Ces articles, principalement écrits par S.N. Goenka, énumèrent différents aspects de la méditation Vipassana et de son utilisation pour mener une vie heureuse et paisible.
In 2004, Mr. Goenka visited his motherland, the golden land of Myanmar. Some 400 Vipassana meditators had the good fortune to join Mr. Goenka on the pilgrimage to this sacred land, which preserved the priceless teachings of the Buddha in its pristine purity, after it was lost in India, the country of its origin. The pilgrims were from 33 countries and from diverse religious backgrounds: Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, Parsi and Jain.
Diary of S.N.Goenka s meditation now tour europe and North America April10to august 15,2002
In 2002, at the age of 78, Mr. S. N. Goenka embarked on a remarkable Dhamma tour of the West. He traveled for 128 days through Europe and North America, giving many Dhamma talks, leading meditation sessions, giving media interviews and guiding students in private interviews along the way.