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Burmese Buddhist meditation discussion groups

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Title: Insight Meditation
Description/subject: "This list is for people seeking truth and wisdom through meditation. The type of meditation discussed will be Theravada Buddhist meditation found mainly in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka and Thailand."
Language: English
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Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003

Title: Vipassana Meditators
Description/subject: Welcome all VIPASSANA MEDITATORS of the World. This group provides information on Vipassana Meditation, as taught by S.N.Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. This groups is for all Vipassana meditators of the world. All the events, newsletter and infomation for Vipassana meditators will be posted here. Vipassana is an universal, scientific method towards purifying the mind. It is the practical essence of the teachings of the Buddha, who taught Dhamma - the Universal Law of Nature. Vipassana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. It was rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gotama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught during his forty-five year ministry. During the Buddha's time, large numbers of people in northern India were freed from the bonds of suffering by practicing Vipassana, allowing them to attain high levels of achievement in all spheres of life. Over time, the technique spread to the neighbouring countries of Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand and others, where it had the same ennobling effect. Five centuries after the Buddha, the oble heritage of Vipassana had disappeared from India. The purity of the teaching was lost elsewhere as well. In the country of Burma, however, it was preserved by a chain of devoted teachers. From generation to generation, over two thousand years, this dedicated lineage transmitted the technique in its pristine purity. In the past, India had the distinction of being regarded as a World Teacher. In our time, the Ganges of Truth is once again flowing out from India to a thirsty world.
Language: English
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Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003