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SHRI SATYANARAYANA GOENKA

ShriSatyanarayanaGoenka


period of life : 1924 - 2013 | place of birth : Mandalay, Myanmar

nationality : Indian | occupation : Vipassana Meditation Teacher

teacher/guru : Sayagyi U Ba Khin | spouse : Elaichi Devi Goenka

websites : www.dhamma.org

“ Our suffering stems from ignorance. We react because we do not know what we are doing, because we do not know the reality of ourselves. ” 

 

“ One who has love and compassion with a pure heart experiences the Kingdom of Heaven within. This is the Law of Nature, or if one would rather, God’s will.   

 

“ The silence and the continuous meditation on the breath causes the mind to begin to feel physical sensations in the body at a much more subtle level than it has ever felt in the past. ”

  

BOOKS BY THE MASTER

" Come, People of the World " ... " The Gracious Flow of Dharma " ... " Satipatthana Sutta Discourses: Talks from a course in Mahā-satipatthāna Sutta " ... " The Discourse Summaries: Talks from a Ten-day Course in Vipassana Meditation " ... " 50 Years of Dhamma Service " ... " The Gem Set in Gold " ... " Atam Kathan Part 1 " ... " Nirmal Dhara Dharm Ki " ... " Vipassana Patrika Sangrah - Bhag 1" ... " Vipassana Patrika Sangrah - Bhag 2 " ... " Pravachan Saransh " ... " Was the Buddha a Pessimist " ... " Vipassana Meditation Art of Living " ... " Jage Antrbodha " ... " Kalyanmitra Satyanarayan Goenka " ... " Kya Buddha Dukkhawadi thi " ... " Lok Guru Buddha " ... " Rajdharm (Kuch Aitehashik Prashang) " ... " Defence Against External Invasion " ... " Dhanya Baba " ... " Jage Pavan Prerana " ... " How to Defend the Republic " ... " An Ancient Path " ... " S N Goenka at United Nations " ... " Why was the Sakyan Republic Destroyed " ... " For the Benefit of many " ... " Meditation Now Inner Peace Through Inner Wisdom " ... " The Caravan of Dhamma " ... " The Buddha's Non-Sectarian Teaching " ... " Dharma Adarsh Jivan Ka Adhar " ... " Tipitaka Men Samyak Sambuddha ( Part-I II III IV V VI ) " ... " Dharan Kare To Dharma " ... " Mangal Jage Grihi Jivan Men " ... " Desh Ki Bahya Surksha " ... " Ganrajya Ki Suraksha Kaise Ho " ... " Shakyo Aur Kolio Ke Ganatantra Ka Vinash Kyon Hua " ... " Bhagawan Buddha ki Sampradaikata-Vihin Shiksha " ... " " Buddha Jivan Chitravali " ... " Mangal Hua Prabhat " ... " Jago Loga Jagat Ra " ... " Paribhasa Dharam Ri " ... " Vipassana Sha Mate " ... " Buddhasahassanamavali " ... " Guidelines for the Practising of Vipassana Meditation " ... " Path-Pradarshika " ... " Meri Kavitaen " ... " Chitta Grhupati " ... " Art of Dying " ... " Dhamma Verses " ... " Dharma - Its True Nature " ... " Glimpses of the Buddha's Life " ... " Importance of Vedana & Sampajanna " ... " The Great Buddha's Noble Teachings - The Origin and Spread of Vipassana " ... " The Clock of Vipassana has Struck "

Mr. Goenka is a teacher of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the Sayagyi U Ba Khin of Burma(Myanmar).

Although Indian by descent, Mr. Goenka was born and raised in Burma. While living in Burma he had the good fortune to come into contact with U Ba Khin, and to learn the technique of Vipassana from him. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. In a country still sharply divided by differences of caste and religion, the courses offered by Mr. Goenka have attracted thousands of people from every part of society. In addition, many people from countries around the world have come to join courses in Vipassana meditation.

Mr. Goenka has taught tens of thousands of people in more than 300 courses in India and in other countries, East and West. In 1982 he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him to meet the growing demand for courses. Meditation centres have been established under his guidance in India, Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Nepal and other countries.

The technique which S.N.Goenka teaches represents a tradition that is traced back to the Buddha. The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion; he taught Dhamma - the way to liberation - which is universal. In the same tradition, Mr. Goenka's approach is totally non-sectarian. For this reason, his teaching has a profound appeal to people of all backgrounds, of every religion and no religion, and from every part of the world.

Mr. Goenka was the recipient of one of the prestigious Padma Awards from the President of India for 2012. This award is the highest civilian award given by the Indian Government.

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