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Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

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Myotai
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Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

Postby Myotai » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:54 am

Hi,

Just thought I'd share my initial impressions.

Never really had much to do with Goenkas style, no reason other than never really on my radar. But been listening to the audio book of The Art of Living and I am really enjoying it. Each chapter is interspersed with Goekna speaking, anecdotes and quotes from the Suttas. I really like Goenkas approach too, very pragmatic and non-mystical without losing the mystique - it that makes sense(?).

Never done the 10 day retreat nor have I ever found a step by step guide to the 'Goenka Method'.

Is there a resource where I can access more of him speaking, I think he has a lovely voice :)

Take care,



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Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

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Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

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Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Myotai- Weakfocus has provided a very comprehensive list of resources. Mr. Goenka absolutely believed that one could only learn vipassana within the context of a 10-day course, and anything else was doing yourself a disservice. You will not find (an official) step-by-step guide for the uninitiated.

Not long ago, Mr. Goenka released a recording that he called, "Mini Anapana meditation for all". It is a recording of a basic guided meditation, the intended audience was people who had not yet attended a 10-day course but are interested in beginning meditation. The link is here:
http://www.vridhamma.org/Mamfa
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Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

Postby Babadhari » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:32 pm

Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Goenka and 'The Art of Living'

Postby SarathW » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:42 pm

Hi Myotai
I have read the Book "Art of living".
I like that book so much I read it twice in two weeks.

Weakfocus:

Thanks for the link. I watch Utube video “Vipassana Day 1”
It was great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ii9vjW9BwU
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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