Vipassana questions

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Re: Vipassana questions

Postby Sanghamitta » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:27 am

I see that you live in West Virginia Adam. There is a well known centre for Vipassana retreats near Winchester. Its called the Bhavana Society.

Christopher::: I see that there is a Japanese Vipassana Association which offers retreats in two centres. Do you know anything of these ?
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Re: Vipassana questions

Postby christopher::: » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:26 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:
Christopher::: I see that there is a Japanese Vipassana Association which offers retreats in two centres. Do you know anything of these ?


There are a few around the country (japan vipassana), none that i am aware of down here near my city. The past few months Joseph Goldstein's dhamma talks have been extremely helpful. A real teacher or instructional situation is ideal of course, but audio dhamma talks are also very good, way better then just books, i'm finding...

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Re: Vipassana questions

Postby adamposey » Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:47 pm

It doesn't appear I'll have access to a teacher for several months.
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Re: Vipassana questions

Postby adamposey » Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:41 pm

christopher::: wrote:
Sanghamitta wrote:
Christopher::: I see that there is a Japanese Vipassana Association which offers retreats in two centres. Do you know anything of these ?


There are a few around the country (japan vipassana), none that i am aware of down here near my city. The past few months Joseph Goldstein's dhamma talks have been extremely helpful. A real teacher or instructional situation is ideal of course, but audio dhamma talks are also very good, way better then just books, i'm finding...

:smile:

Could you provide links to these talks? I'd like to have access to them. :)
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Re: Vipassana questions

Postby christopher::: » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:04 pm

adamposey wrote:
Could you provide links to these talks? I'd like to have access to them. :)


You can check out some of Goldstein's talks recommended in this discussion, and also search dharma seed. They have talks available from a lot of teachers....

Joseph Goldstein: Achieved is the End of Craving

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