This documentary film entitled Hill of Dhamma tells about the the technique of Vipassana itself, the 10 day courses and Dhamma Giri the first Center to be established in India after this technique was returned from Myanmar (formerly Burma) where it has been preserved for over 2,000 years.
Rising above a small village named Igatpuri which is Northeast of Mumbai (Bombay), India, is the Vipassana International Academy, also known as Dhamma Giri or Hill of Dhamma.
Thousands of people from all over the world come here to practice and study Vipassana meditation, a simple, practical method for achieving real peace of mind. Ten-day courses in Vipassana are taught here, and at more than 50 other Centers worldwide, by Mr. S. N. Goenka and his assistant teachers.
What is Vipassana ?
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses all over the world by dhamma, during this meditation course participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefits.
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