My understanding is that Mr. Goenka is alive and well, and is a highly respected teacher in the Burmese tradition.
His retreats have been attended by large numbers of people in many countries throughout the world over time.
Though he is not my teacher - I have attended four ten day Goenka retreats over the years and found them to be reinvigorating when my practise was becoming lazy.
Much of this thread is unwholesome and unskilfull - please keep discussions polite and respectful, and based on searchable facts.
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