The Art Of Living: Vipassana Meditation: As Taught by S. N. Goenka

Paperback | August 4, 2009

byWilliam Hart

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The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of Mind

Vipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.

Based on the lectures and writings of S. N. Goenka--and prepared under his direct guidance--The Art of Living shows how this technique can be used to solve problems, develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful, productive life. It includes stories by S. N. Goenka, as well as answers to students' questions, that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

S. N. Goenka's Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people of every background. Unique among teachers of meditation, Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. Although a layman, his teaching has won the approval of senior Buddhist monks in Burma, India, and Sri Lanka, a number of whom have taken courses under his guidance. Despite his magnetism, he has no wish to be a "guru" --instead he teaches self-responsibility. This is the first systematic study of his teachings to appear in English.

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Vipassana-bhavana, 'the development of insight, ' embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.

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The Ancient Meditation Technique that Brings Real Peace of MindVipassand-bhavand, "the development of insight," embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be succ...

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Vipassana-bhavana, 'the development of insight, ' embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.

William Hart has studied Vipassana for many years. Since 1982, he has been conducting Vipassana courses in the West as an assistant teacher of S.N. Goenka.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.4 inPublished:August 4, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful What a wonderful little book! This little volume of 157 pages is absolutely full of wisdom from the teachings of S.N. Goenka, who teaches the ancient art of Vipassana, a specific meditation technique as taught by the Buddha 2500 yrs old. This book is full of insight, quoted sutras, personal stories, plus specific guidance of the practice, and much more. If you are interested in meditation, this book is a perfect little guide, along with the audio or video S.N. Goenka's Discourse Summaries off the Pariyatti website. Obviously taking the free 10-day vipassana meditation course is highly advisable, but if you can't make it because of other obligations this is will at least get you started until you can take a course.
Date published: 2009-03-16

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Vipassana-bhavana, 'the development of insight, ' embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S. N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. The Vipassana technique can be successfully applied by anyone.