It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.
It is the way to study within ourselves, look within ourselves. Successful practice can lift many stress related diseases and bring happiness to life.
Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers. Although Indian by descent, the current teacher in this chain, Mr. S.N. Goenka, was born and raised in Burma (Myanmar). While living there he had the good fortune to learn Vipassana from his teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin who was at the time a high Government official. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. Since then he has taught tens of thousands of people of all races and all religions in both the East and West. In 1982 he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him meet the growing demand for Vipassana courses.
How Vipassana works:
Recommended for old students. The sitting is FREE! Donations are optional.
Saturday 28 March
Hosted by Kayla
Our Eatery provides scrumptious plant-based options for those requiring some food before their sitting.
A link is provided below for those interested in partaking in a 10 day Vipassana course, held in Worcester: