Goenka Vipassana Retreats

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Re: Goenka Vipassana Retreats

Postby PeterB » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:45 pm

Moggalana wrote: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?


I have attended a retreat at IMC's centre in Witshire UK. I think anyone familiar with the Goenka system will find IMC compatible.

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Re: Goenka Vipassana Retreats

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:18 pm

Hi Moggalana and PeterB,

Moggalana wrote: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.
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Re: Goenka Vipassana Retreats

Postby Moggalana » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:16 am

Thank you, Peter and Ben :)
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Re: Goenka Vipassana Retreats

Postby YogaGirl » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:52 pm

I just found you all...I am going on my first 10 day beginning tomorrow in Minnesota. Thank you all for your support- every question that I had was answered here. I've taught Yoga for many years and dabbled in meditation-This for me is my next step on this journey...I've always pulled back...but as they say- "When the student is ready..."
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Re: Goenka Vipassana Retreats

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:01 am

Good luck with it, YogaGirl.

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