Vipassana Center

Hill of Dhamma – Dham­ma Giri : Vipassana Meditation Center

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.

About Dhamma

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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