Vipassana is a 2500 year old Indian technique of meditation to see things as they really are. It is taught as a Universal remedy for Universal illness in the form of Art of Living. The techniques is aimed to eradicate mental impurities and results in greatest happiness of full liberation.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. Its focus is to deepen the connection between mind and body. This can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that forms the life of the body, and that continuously interconnects and conditions the life of the mind. This observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgement and sensations become clearer. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one suffers or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life is characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.
About Dhamma Mahavana
The California Vipassana Center, in North Fork, CA, is dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Situated in the Sierra Foothills in the south of Yosemite, the centre is a 04 hour drive from San Francisco and 05 hour drive from Los. Angeles via Bus, Rail. The Air Connection is an hour away in Fresno. Directions will be sent to you along with a list of physical requirement and suggestions, once your course applications gets approved.
It stands amidst the shadows of oak, pine, cedar, and manzanita occupying the bulk of the 109-acre site, and are complemented by a tranquil pond and a broad meadow.
A few recent additions includes a meditation hall that can accommodate 120 students at a time, a Teacher’s residence and accommodations for meditators who work for longer terms at the centre. Planning is in pipeline to build a complex of individual meditation cells known as PAGODA.
Vipassna is a 10 day course. A student will have to stay for the entire period of the course. A student should carefully read and consider all the rules of the centre. Only those who honestly feel that they can scrupulously follow the discipline should apply for admission.
Course Schedule: www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schmahavana