Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Deep Vipassana Dive in Japan



Sayagyi U Goenka has successfully made the liberating activity of Burmese meditation available throughout the world, and to countries where the Buddha's pure teachings have never reached in the 2500 years since Gautama Buddha himself taught the Dhamma. 

For those well-accustomed to practice as it is found in Theravada Buddhist countries, this account may be intriguing to read.

On the Full Thangha blog, the writer describes his own experience taking a course here, which can be read here in full.

In the Japan Times, Karryn Cartelle writes about her "deep dive with Vipassana," where she writes that "In an ironic twist, after coming to the land of Zen meditation, I decided to take a different approach and instead have begun to learn the ancient Indian meditation technique of Vipassana because of its closeness to yoga."