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Live Radio-GMT  Schedule Update

Now Live Radio-GMT is available 24X7. Group Sittings start at top of every hour as per Greenwich Meantime (GMT)
Live Radio-IST from 5.30AM to 9.30PM Indian Standard Time (IST)

Teacher, Himself a testimony of The teaching

John Coleman, an American who recently passed away, came to Sayagyi U Ba Khin in the last years of his life & learned Vipassana from him. Here is how he describes Sayagyi in his 1971 book “The Quiet Mind” –

U Ba Khin was a short stocky man with a round face, crew cut, a twinkle in his eyes and an extremely sharp mind. His output of work in his government positions, I learned, could hardly be matched by twenty good men. Arriving at his office in the morning he would attack his duties with enormous vigor. When he found himself getting fatigued he would adopt the lotus attitude in a specially designed chair at his desk, meditate for a few minutes to purge his mind and body of accumulated toxins, developed from the strain of the pace he kept up, then immediately return to work. It was his practice to continue this procedure throughout the day, thus demonstrating at least to an uninitiated onlooker like me some of the practical applications of meditation in everyday life.

For an elderly man—and he was in his seventies when I met him—he was a powerhouse of dynamic energy, sleeping only a few hours each day and dividing his time between government duties and his work at the meditation center. Here indeed, I thought, was a man who set a clear example that the teachings of Buddhism had something extraordinary to offer….

Here was a good man in the real sense of the word. A gentle, quietly spoken and humorous teacher of a faith which possessed the means of solving some of humanity’s problems, but which above all was a personal faith which, followed devoutly and practiced assiduously, could arm its adherents against the difficulties which life presents to the individual.

In the short time I spent with him I came to know U Ba Khin as a simple teacher, a profound thinker, a lover of beauty. He was passionately fond of orchids and there were thousands of these graceful flowers in the gardens of the meditation center. I had found that, to him, beauty, compassion, spiritual peace, truth, morality and so on were not just words, nor were they an end in themselves. They were a way of life, part of his very existence.

Live Radio-World Schedule (revised)

To enable the accessibility of Dhammavani at Morning & Evening Group Sitting times(8.00AM & 6.00PM) in much larger parts of the world,We revised the format of “Live Radio-GMT” from 10.03.2013. Now these (One Hour) instructions will be played more than 20 times a day. Thus reaching to meditators at those hours in almost every country of the world.

Now where ever you are  at 8.00AM & 6.00PM being Old Students of Goenkaji, you can connect with Vipassana Meditators worldwide by sitting & meditating twice daily.

Introducing New Scedule for Live Radio-GMT

On 10th March, 2013, we changed the Live radio-GMT schedule. Now the Group Sittings will air in 12 time zones. Thus in all the 5 continents in almost every country, at local time 8.00AM & 6.00PM ,Vipassana Meditators can listen to these instructions and meditate with Old Students of Goenkaji.

On the 11th day of a 10 day Vipassana Course in the Final discourse Goenkaji talks about special benefit a meditator derives when one meditates in a group. Group Sittings even if attended help immensely in strengthening ones practice of Vipassana. Dhammavani-The Vipassana Radio makes it possible for the meditators world over to sit and meditate in a group like a family , even if they are located in different countries. log on to http://www.dhammavani.org to find out how it works.

१० दिवषीय विपस्सना शिविर के समापन डिस्कोर्स में ११ वें दिन सुबह गोएन्काजी सामूहिक साधना को अत्तयंत लाभकारी बताते हुए यह अवाहन करते हैं की साधक सप्ताह में कम से कम एक बार अपने गुरु भाइयो के साथ बैठ कर अवश्य साधना करे. इस से उसकी विपस्सना साधना को बहुत बल मिलता है.
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