Meditation weekly : Best book on Vipassana Meditation

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Best book on Vipassana Meditation :

I want to tell you about a wonderful book on Vipassana Meditation. It is one of the most impressive and useful books on meditation I have ever read. This book is ‘The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation: As Taught by S. N. Goenka’. This book is written by William Hart and is based on the lectures and writings of S. N. Goenka the famous Vipassana expert who has almost given a rebirth to this wonderful meditation technique of Gautama Buddha.

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Well who is this man S N Goenka ? If you have ever tried to find the term ‘Meditation’ in Google, you must have found this wonderful website : . This website is among the most popular website on meditation since a very very long time. This site is the international home page of the organizations which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Mr. Goenka is a teacher of Vipassana meditation and his 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 book is the first systematic study of his teachings to appear in English.

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.

If you are interested in meditation, I strongly recommend you to read this wonderful book as it is the next best alternative than physically attending the 10 days course of Vipassana. It’s full of stories and anecdotes from the life of Buddha and you will find it deeply involving and inspiring.

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12 thoughts on “Meditation weekly : Best book on Vipassana Meditation”

  1. this is the one website which cleared all my doubts regarding meditation. I searched so much but at last i found all the ans here. I m very happy and meditating better than before.
    thnks so much

  2. I understand much betterly the method of meditation. But still i’m have doughts regards the aim of medi. will it give any power like magic??

  3. i m interested in doing and learning about meditation, kindly update all the techniques

  4. @Sayantan Bachaspati, dear sir, sahaj be easy and forget the past and leave the asha (hope) for future, u will just fall in the present…

  5. The book only tells you the ideas of the teacher- it does not explain how to meditate, expecially how to do the Vipassana

  6. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of Meditation weekly : Best book on Vipassana Meditation . Thanks for the post. I will certainly return.

  7. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up!

    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the road. All the best

  8. i am so disturbed of my life,that some time i thought to commit suicide suddenly my friend told me about vippassana and i started to turn there but he has also incomplete knowledge about vippassana. so i want to take the help of this book to learn more. please help me
    amolkumar moon

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