Tag: Vipassana

S.N. Goenka



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Satya Narayan Goenka, Goenkaji
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Buddhism, Vipassana
Main Countries of Activity: 
India, all countries
Date of Birth: 
January 30, 1924
Place of Birth: 
Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar)
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
September 29, 2013
Descendant Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
Sayagyi U Ba Khin (Goenka's Dhamma teacher)


Sharon Salzberg



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Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Buddhism, Vipassana, Insight Meditation Society
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
1952
Place of Birth: 
New York, USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Ancestor Gurus: 
Other Related Gurus: 
Her teacher: Dipa Ma. Jon Kabat Zinn, Joseph Goldstein


Jack Kornfield



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Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Theravada Buddhism, Vipassana
Main Countries of Activity: 
USA
Date of Birth: 
16 July 1945
Place of Birth: 
USA
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes
Other Related Gurus: 
Ajahn Chah - his Buddhist teacher


My sexual urge has almost disappeared

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The more I am conscious and progressing in my spiritual sadhana, the more my sexual urge diminishes. My libido has decreased substantially since my last visit to India 2 years ago.



Inner Body meditation

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Eckhart Tolle calls it "inner body". In Vipassana, Goenka calls it "Free Flow" or "Bangha" (sometimes spelled Bhanga or Banga).



Vipassana of S.N Goenka and others

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Anyone did the Vipassana meditation a la Goenka? I heard the man and he sounds profound... Is it hard?

What's the difference between Goenka's Vipassana and the other versions?



Non-Spiritual Spirituality

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A few years ago, I took a 10-day Vipassana course. At the end of the retreat, I have noticed a surprising strange phenomenon: Some "hardcore" senior Vipassana meditators which evidently seemed during the retreat as truly advanced, as soon as the official retreat ended and thus talking started, they happened to switch immediately to unconscious behavior with their egos inflated to monstrous propositions.



Opening to the uncharted

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Goenka's Vipassana claims that all mental phenomena (emotions, feelings, thoughts etc.) are mapped to (or rather actually are) body sensations.



Why is it so hard for us to accept that emotions are just body sensations?

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As I wrote in my previous blog entry, at the beginning, the claim that emotions are just an abstract mental image of body sensations seemed to me far too radical, an outrageous underestimation of our



Are emotions merely just body sensations?

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According to Guenka's Vipassana (and maybe the Buddha, who knows), what we call feelings and emotions are merely patterns of body sensations. Everything is mapped to body sensations.