This documentary film entitled Hill of DhamÂma tells about the the techÂnique of VipasÂsana itÂself, the 10 day coursÂes and DhamÂma Giri the first CenÂter to be esÂtabÂlished in InÂdia afÂter this techÂnique was reÂturned from MyanÂmar (forÂmerÂly BurÂma) where it has been preÂserved for over 2,000 years.
RisÂing above a small vilÂlage named IgatÂpuri which is NorthÂeast of MumÂbai (BomÂbay), InÂdia, is the VipasÂsana InÂterÂnaÂtionÂal AcadeÂmy, alÂso known as DhamÂma Giri or Hill of DhamÂma.
ThouÂsands of peoÂple from all over the world come here to pracÂtice and study VipasÂsana medÂiÂtaÂtion, a simÂple, pracÂtiÂcal method for achievÂing reÂal peace of mind. Ten-”‹day coursÂes in VipasÂsana are taught here, and at more than 50 othÂer CenÂters worldÂwide, by Mr. S. N.Â GoenÂka and his asÂsisÂtant teachÂers.
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.Â 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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