Hi Moggalana and PeterB,
Has anyone here also done a retreat with the people at IMC
? It is also in the tradition of U Ba Khin, so it is probably not too different from Goenka's retreats, or is it?
Sayagi U Ba Khin was Goenkaji's teacher, and Goenkaji was an assistant teacher to U Ba Khin. When Burma nationalized its industrial sector in the late 1960s it expelled many of its ethnic Indians and Mr Goenka went to India and began teaching there. When U Ba Khin died in 1971, his successor in Burma was Mother Sayamagyi.
For all intents and purposes the ten-day course at IMC is almost identical to the ten-day course offered through the Goenka Vipassana Meditation Centres. The technique is virtually the same except the timetable is a little different.