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Books & Resources

The following books, Cds, videos and other publications are available to those interested in Vipassana meditation in this tradition.

From January 2007 onwards many of the listed items will be available at the counter in the Centre.

English Publications

Sayagyi U Ba Khin Journal

Rs 160

1998, 287 pages. This journal commemorates Sayagyi's exemplary life and teachings. Contains his discourses, biographical sketches of his life and the lives of the teachers who preceded him as well as articles on various aspects of Vipassana.

 

Essence of Tipitaka by U Ko Lay

Rs 100

1998, 225 pages. A concise guide to the voluminous teachings of the Buddha contained in the Pali Canon. It gives an overview of the entire Tipitaka as well as a taste of the Buddha's teaching by focussing on a few of the most important discourses.
U Ko Lay was formerly the Vice Chancellor of Mandalay University.

 

The Art of Living by William Hart

Rs 80

2001, 168 pages. A full length study of the teaching of Vipassana useful both for meditators and non-meditators alike. Includes illustrative stories, as well as answers to student's questions that convey a vivid sense of his teaching.

 

The Discourse Summaries

Rs 40

2001, 123 pages. Summaries of the evening discourses by S.N. Goenka during a ten-day course of Vipassana.

 

Healing the Healer & The Experience of Impermanence by Dr Paul Fleischman

Rs 25

2001. It describes the benefit of Vipassana to those who are serving in medical profession.

 

Come People of the World

Rs 25

1999, 32 pages. Translations of selected Hindi couplets from Goenkaji's chantings.

 

  Gotama the Buddha: His Life and His Teaching

Rs 25

2000, 31 pages. A brief sketch of the life and teaching of the Buddha, with a brief description of the Six historical Councils.

The Gracious Flow of Dharma

Rs 35

1997, 70 pages. Condensed from three day public talks of S.N. Goenka explaining the true meaning of Dhamma(Dharma in Sanskrit), which has now been mistakenly used to refer to 'sect' or 'sectarianism'. Goenkaji explains in detail how to live a good Dhammic life - a life full of peace and harmony through the practice of Vipassana.

 

Discourses on Satipatthana Sutta

Rs 60

2001, 136pages. Evening discourses by S.N. Goenka during the 8 day course of meditation during which he expounds the Mahasatipatthana Sutta.

 

The Wheel of Dhamma Rotates Around the World

Rs 50

1999, 38 pages. A concise informative compilation on the Vipassana Centres in India and around the world.

 

Vipassana: Its Relevance to the Present World

Rs 110

1995, 141 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute in New Delhi in April 1994. The papers focus on Vipassana's impact in the fields of education, prison reforms, improved management in business and Government as well as the Pali Tipitaka research and publication project of VRI.

 

Dharma: Its True Nature

Rs 70

1998, 80 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri in May 1995. It is an attempt to address the idea that the world society is at historical crossroads with the overwhelming advancement of technology on one side and the erosion of human values on the other.

 

Vipassana Addictions & Health (Seminar 1989)

Rs 70

1998, 78 pages. A collection of papers presented at the International Seminar sponsored by Vipassana Research Institute at Dhammagiri, Igatpuri in 1989. It focuses on the beneficial effects of Vipassana on drug addicts and the general health.

 

The Importance of Vedana and Sampajanna (Seminar 1990)

Rs 110

2002. This covers this important topic of Buddha's teaching in great detail.

 

Pagoda Seminar Oct 1997

Rs 80

1997, 127 pages. The papers presented at the time of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Grand Vipassana Stupa being built near Mumbai. It contains detailed reports of the spread of Dhamma around the world. Also included are a number of moving personal accounts of individual meditators from different walks of life.

Pagoda Souvenir 1997

Rs 50


 

A Re-appraisal of Patanjaliís Yoga-Sutras by Shri. S. N. Tandon

Rs 80

1995, 142 pages. Patanjali, the author of Yoga Sutras wrote his scholarly works a few centuries after the Buddha, and has drawn heavily from the teachings of the Buddha. An in-depth study of the similarities and dissimilarities. The book contains the Yoga Sutra text references.

 

Manuals of Dhamma

Rs 160

2001, 272 pages. Originaly published by Union Buddha Sasana Council of Myanamr as "Manuals of Buddhism", this book contains the English translations of Venerable Ledi Sayadaw's authoritative essays on the essence of Buddha's teachings

 

Was the Buddha a Pessimist

Rs 35

2001, 69 pages. Buddha was not a pessimist. This is explained in detail with examples.

 

Psychological Effects of Vipassana on Tihar Jail Inmates

Rs 60

1998, 47 pages. Vipassana has been adopted as a prison reform technique in the largest jail in India, the Tihar Jail. The book gives detailed report of the scientific studies carried out to assess the impact of Vipassana meditation on the prisoner's mental health.

 

Mahasatipatthana Sutta

Rs 60

1998, 94 pages. A revised edition of the annotated translation of 'Mahasatipatthana Sutta', the primary discourse in which the Buddha described the practice of meditation in detail. It is of interest to any serious student of meditation or to one who wants to know about Buddha's teaching on the meditation practice.

 

  Pali Primer by Lily De Silva

Rs 70

1994, A guide to learn the Pali language.

 

Key to Pali Primer by Lily De Silva

Rs 35

1999, Gives answers to the test questions in "Pali Primer". An aid in learning

 

Manual of Vipassana Meditation by U Ko Lay

Rs 65

2002, 119 pages. This book throws light on the scientific aspect of the Buddha's Teaching. His teaching is explained with the help of the three important suttas-- the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta, Anattalakhanasutta and the Mahasatipatthanasutta.

 

For the Benefit of many

Rs 120

2002, 201 pages. This book contains a valuable compilation of Goenkaji's talks and question/answer sessions.

 

Effect of Vipassana Meditation on quality of life, subjective well-being and criminal propensity among inmates of Tihar jail, Delhi

Rs 60

2002, Research analysis and relevant statistics are covered in this study by Dr. Amulya Khurana and Prof.P.L.Dhar

 

Impact of Vipassana in Government

Rs 125

2004, 166 pages. This research by D.R. Parihar analysing the impact of Vipassana in Government covers comparison of Vipassana and non-Vipassana group, Precourse and Post-course feedback, Anecdotal evidences and analysis of Vipassana course forms of Government Officials. Also relevant appendices are available along with suggestions for future research.

 

Realising change

Rs 100

2003, 235 pages. This book featuring accounts by Vipassana practitioners leading everyday lives, aims to make Vipassana both better known and more clearly understood.

 

The Clock of Vipassana has Struck

Rs 100

2003, 244 pages. This volume celebrates U Ba Khin's exemplary life. It contains a collection of his writings and discourses, a biological sketch of his life and the lives of the teachers who preceded him, and is woven together with an extensive interview with his reknowned disciple, S.N.Goenka.

 

Meditation Now - Inner peace through inner wisdom

Rs 65

2003, 123 pages. A collection commemorating Goenkaji's tour of North America (April to August 2002). The Universal message of peace - an address by Goenkaji to the Millennium World Peace Summit, New York, The meaning of happiness - an address at the World Economic Forum, Davos-Switzerland and other important articles are found in this collection.
 

The Caravan of Dhamma

Rs 80

2004, 169 pages. In 2002, at the age of 78, Goenkaji embarked on a remarkable Dhamma tour of the West. He traveled for 128 days through Europe and North America, giving many Dhamma talks, leading meditation sessions, giving media interviews and guiding students in private interviews along the way.

 

S.N.Goenka at the United Nations

Rs 15

2003, 20 pages. Two addresses at the U.N.

  1. Address to the millennium World Peace Summit by S.N.Goenka. Goenkaji tried to highlight what all religions and spiritual paths have in common.
  2. Keynote address on the occasion of the celebration of the International Recognition of the Vesakha. The talk by Goenkaji puts the teaching of the Buddha in a modern perspective
     

Defence against external invasion

Rs 4

 

How to defend the Republic

Rs 4

 

Why was the Sakyan Republic destroyed?

Rs 8

 

English pamphlets
English Article reprints (Re 1/- each)

What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana-I
What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana -II
What Senior Administrators Say About Vipassana -III
Vipassana In Prisons
Vipassana ó An Art of Corporate Management  
Vipassana & Health
Vipassana in Government
Drug Addiction And Therapy: A Vipassana Perspective
Peace within oneself, for peace in the world -
Keynote address by Goenkaji at the International Buddha Seminar, Sarnath, 
India, 6th November 1998
Guidelines for the Practice of Vipassana meditation
Guidelines for the Practice of Vipassana meditation(malayalam)

 

DVD

Discourses on 10-day & Satipatthana courses:

      • Guruji's 10 day Hindi Discourses (11 DVDs)
      • Guruji's 10 day English Discourses (11 DVDs)
      • Satipatthana course discourses - Hindi (8 DVDs)
      • Satipatthana course discourses - English (8 DVDs)

Other DVDs available are:

      • Myanmar Tour - Gurujiís pilgrimage in 2000
      • Doing time, Doing Vipassana - Documentary on Vipassana in Tihar Jail with Hill of Dhamma
      • Changing from Inside - Documentary on Jail courses in U.S.A.
      • The Great Global Pagoda - Documentary on the upcoming Global Pagoda at Gorai, Mumbai.
      • Vipassana - Art of Living (serial of ten short hindi discourses by Guruji) - (4DVDs)
      • Inner peace for World peace -
        • Discourse by Guruji at the U.N,
        • Q/A at Davos, Switzerland.
      • Introduction to Vipassana (English) containing
        • Introduction to Vipassana
        • Hill of Dhamma
        • The Great Global Pagoda
        • The Compass
      • Vipassana in Practice (English) containing
        • Introduction to Vipassana
        • Doing time, Doing Vipassana
        • Inner peace for World peace
        • The Compass
        • Changing from Inside
      • Vipassana for Psychiatrists (English) - Shri S.N. Goenka addresses the 13th World Congress of Social Psychiatry, New Delhi, November 1992
      • Dharan kare so Dharma (Hindi) Public talk at Mulund, Mumbai, 3rd April 2005
      • Vipassana evam Islam (Hindi) Public talk at Kurla, Mumbai, 7th May 2005

 

Video Cd

        • Guruji's 10 day course Discourses - Hindi (22 vcds)
        • Guruji's 10 day course Discourses - English (12 vcds)
        • Satipatthana course discourses - Hindi (11 vcds)
        • Satipatthana course discourses - English (10vcds)
           

Other vcds available are:

        • Myanmar Yatra - Gurujiís pilgrimage in 2000
        • Doing time, Doing Vipassana - Documentary on Tihar Jail
           
        • Changing from Inside - Documentary on jail courses in USA
        • The Great Global Pagoda - Documentary on the upcoming Global Pagoda at Gorai, Mumbai.
        • Harward Business Club - Talk and Q/A in English by Guruji
        • Guruji's 5-day Public talk+Q/A in Hindi - Poona - (7vcds)
        • Public talk - Dubai (English)
        • Second Buddha Sasana (Discourse at Igatpuri April 2004)(Hindi)
        • Discourse on Buddha Purnima - May 2004(Hindi)
        • Gratitude - (Discourse on Gurupurnima - 4th July 2004)(Hindi)
        • Vipassana for Psychiatrists (English) - Shri S.N. Goenka addresses the 13th World Congress of Social Psychiatry, New Delhi, November 1992
        • Dharan kare so Dharma (Hindi) Public talk at Mulund, Mumbai, 3rd April 2005
        • Vipassana evam Islam (Hindi) Public talk at Kurla, Mumbai, 7th May 2005
        • Vipassana - Art of Living (serial of ten short hindi discourses by Guruji) - (4vcds)
        • Urja - Q/A of Acharya Shri. S.N. Goenka
            • Part 1 (serial 1-12) - (4vcds)
            • Part 2 (serial 13-24) - (4vcds)
            • Part 3 (serial 25-36) - (4vcds)
            • Part 4 (serial 37-46) - (4vcds)
               
        • Vipassana, an Introduction (Hindi & English) (Set of 4 vcds)
          • Disk 1
            • Introduction to Vipassana (Hindi)
            • Introduction to Vipassana (English)
            • Benefits of Dhamma Service (English)
            • The Compass (Hindi)
            • The Compass (English)
          • Disk 2
             
            • Essence of Dhamma (Hindi)
            • What is Vipassana (Hindi)
          • Disk 3 Inner peace for World peace -
            • Discourse by Guruji at the U.N,
            • Q/A at Davos, Switzerland.
          • Disk 4
            • Hill of Dhamma with
            • Islands of Dhamma - Documentary on the Vipassana Centres around the World

Audio Cd

      • Guruji's 10 day course Discourses in english (12 Cds)
      • Morning Chanting (5 Cds) - Morning chanting in Pali by Guruji played in ten day courses
      • Morning Dohas (10 Cds) - Dohas played in ten day courses
      • Group sitting (Dubai) - Hindi/English
      • Group sitting (Chennai) - Hindi/English
      • Group sitting (Mumbai) - Hindi
      • Group sitting (Dhamma Shikhara), 1998 - Hindi/English
      • Group sitting (Dhamma Salila), March 16, 1998 - Hindi/English ..continuous 1 hour, 3 minutes
      • Sutta discourses
        • Dhamma Cakka Sutta Discourse (Hindi/Pali)/Jan 1991
        • Dhamma Cakka Sutta Discourse (English/Pali)/Jan 1991
      • Tika Patthana - Chanting by Sayagyi U Ba Khin
      • Baba Dohas (2 Cds) - Homage by Goenkaji to Myanmar and his Baba
      • Sutta Chantings volume 1 (5 Cds)
        click here for significance of suttas in pdf format

        (Satipatthana sutta, Atanatiya sutta, Samaya sutta,
        Girimananda sutta, Jinapanjara sutta, Dhajagga sutta)
      • Sutta Chantings volume 2 (4 Cds)
        click here for significance of suttas in pdf format

        Tika Patthana (chanting by Shri S.N. Goenka on 2 Cds)
        ,
        Dhamma Cakka Pavattana sutta, Gilana Bhojjhanga sutta

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