Vipassana - 1-Hour Group Sitting
16 Feb, 3:00pm to 30 Mar, 4:00pm
061 771 9740  388 Albert Road, Salt River Circle, The Royal Albert Building 1st Floor, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

Vipassana - 1-Hour Group Sitting

LISTING > Meditation Event in Western Cape

"Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.

The scientific laws that operate one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.

The Tradition
Since the time of Buddha, Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers. Although Indian by descent, the current teacher in this chain, Mr. S.N. Goenka, was born and raised in Burma (Myanmar). While living there he had the good fortune to learn Vipassana from his teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin who was at the time a high Government official. After receiving training from his teacher for fourteen years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. Since then he has taught tens of thousands of people of all races and all religions in both the East and West. In 1982 he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him meet the growing demand for Vipassana courses.

The entire practice is actually a mental training. Just as we use physical exercises to improve our bodily health, Vipassana can be used to develop a healthy mind.

Because it has been found to be genuinely helpful, great emphasis is put on preserving the technique in its original, authentic form. It is not taught commercially, but instead is offered freely. No person involved in its teaching receives any material remuneration. There e gradually through continued practice. The more the technique is practiced, the greater the freedom from misery, and the closer the approach to the ultimate goal of full liberation.

All those who try it will find Vipassana to be an invaluable tool with which to achieve and share real happiness with others."

NOTE: This sitting is ONLY available to those who have already completed a 10 day course at an established Vipassana retreat center. (A link is provided below for those interested in partaking in a 10 day Vipassana course, held in Worster)

https://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schpataka

Every Saturday (From 16th February 2019...)
15h00 - 16h00
FREE entrance

Our deli provides scrumptious vegetarian and vegan options for those requiring some food after their sitting. Food and water are an excellent grounding tool after a long meditation.

 

For more information and bookings
contact sanet@soulcenter.co.za
or Merlyn on events@soulcenter.co.za
You can call/WhatsApp Soul on 061 771 9740

Cost / Pricing: 
FREE
Teacher / Instructor: 
Merlyn
Phone: 

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