alan... wrote:Mr Man wrote:alan... wrote:i realize that. however in the west there is literally a very well known and very specific vipassana movement.
Possibly that should be "in the USA".
In my opinion the wikipedia article is pretty much nonsense - The Thai Forest Tradition, which in itself is a fairly broad umbrella, is fairly straight forward Theravada monasticism, with a Thai edge.
so not just in the US.
the article is nonsense? sure why not. the point i was making with it is that the word "vipassana" is frequently used to denote a certain tradition of practice and that i was not simply confused about what the definition is. the article existing at all proves this when combined with all the web sites i posted. that's all i was trying to show as the person didn't seem to know what i was talking about and you said something about there being "confusion" so i was trying to clear it up.
I would't associate Goenka centres with "vipsana movement", they act and teach pretty much in isolation.
Where there is overlap, in the UK, is at somewhere like http://gaiahouse.co.uk/. More traditional forms are the "main stream" here (in my perception).