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Books Of Vipassana Research Institute

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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The Clock Vipassana has Struck

The Clock of Vipassana has struck is a tribute to Sayagyi U Ba Khin, teacher of Mr. S. N. Goenka and an outstanding civil servant from Myanmar. His accomplishments, in two usually incompatible fields were singular: He was a shining star of Dhamma (the truth, the teaching) as well as a high level government official of tireless devotion and impeccable conduct. U Ba Khin’s career was that of an ideal householder, combining unwavering dedication to Vipassana meditation with unwearying commitment to the public service.

 

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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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Dhamma Treasures – Living a life of Dhamma

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.

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Realising Change

This book captures Vipassana meditation in action by featuring accounts of practitioners leading everyday lives, aims to make Vipassana better known and more clearly understood. ‘Realizing Change’ was in the making for five long years.

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Manual of Vipassana Meditation

Manual of Vipassana Meditation is a collection of lectures by Mr. U Ko Lay, student of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and a former Vice Chancellor of Mandalay University. These lectures, which have been much expanded and annotated, were given to the first year students at the International Buddhist Missionary University where U Ko Lay had acted as the Head of Department of Vipassana Meditation in the Faculty of Patipatti.

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Was the Buddha a pessimist?

For centuries in India, the Buddha and his teachings have been accused as being pessimistic. These misunderstandings developed when the Buddha’s teachings were lost in India and most of the world. This was largely due to disappearance of the applied teachings (the technique of Vipassana meditation) in the initial years and loss of words of the Buddha (Pali Canon) in the later years.

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The Great Buddha’s Noble Teachings The Origin & Spread of Vipassana (soft cover)

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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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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The Wheel of Dhamma Rotates

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.

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