Vipassana Meditation

Organisation: Vipassana Meditation

Founder: S.N. Goenka, based on the teachings of the Buddha

Type of meditation: Breathing and body awareness

Brief description:
Vipassana is one of the world’s most ancient meditative techniques. It was reintroduced to the modern world by S. N. Goenka, a retired industrialist of Indian heritage from Myanmar.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.

Related websites:
Vipassana Meditation in New Zealand
International Vipassana Meditation Website

Centres around Aotearoa


Vipassana Meditation Centre
153 Burnside Rd
RD3 Kaukapakapa
Rodney District
Auckland Region
Phone 09 4205319
Click here to e-mail.

Regular activities:
Click here to see course schedule.


Regular activities: Sunday morning sit (1 hour) WEA, 59 Gloucester St. Prerequisite is prior attendance at a 10-day Vipassana course to learn the technique.

For more information:
Bele: 03 337 8004

Related books at Canterbury Public Library:
Glickman, Marshall. Beyond the breath: extraordinary mindfulness through whole-body Vipassana meditation
Sujiva, 1951- Essential of insight meditation practice: a pragmatic approach to vipassana / Sujiva. 2000. 294.34 SUJ
Hart, William. The art of living: Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N.Goenka / William Hart. 2nd ed. (1998 printing). 1998, c1991. 294.34 HAR

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