Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace. While living there he had the good fortune to learn Vipassana from his teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin who was at the time a high Government official.
Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr.
In 1982 he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him meet the growing demand for Vipassana courses. The first step is, for the period of the course, to abstain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, speaking falsely, and intoxicants.
The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline, learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. This simple code of moral conduct serves to calm the mind, which otherwise would be too agitated to perform the task of self-observation.
This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.
Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood.Days begin at 4.30 a.m., so it's not for the faint of heart.However, the course, food and accommodations are all free of charge.It is not taught commercially, but instead is offered freely.No person involved in its teaching receives any material remuneration.
All those who try it will find Vipassana to be an invaluable tool with which to achieve and share real happiness with others.