Interested to know if anyone on this forum (or anyone you know) is planning to go to the Gratitude Gathering (details below).
When Goenkaji remembers the early days of Vipassana his mind is filled with immense gratitude for all those who accepted the gift of Dhamma from him at that time. If they had not given him 10 invaluable days of their life in those early days, how could people from all over the world come to him today to learn Vipassana? This is the reason Goenkaji feels especially grateful to those who participated in the Vipassana courses in India in the first 10 years (from 1969 to 1979) and wishes to meet with them once again to personally express his gratitude in the Gratitude Gathering. Along with them, all teachers, senior assistant teachers, assistant teachers, children’s course teachers, trustees, Dhamma workers and meditators are also cordially invited for this gathering.
The event will occur on Sunday, 17th January 2010 at the Global Vipassana Pagoda, Mumbai. Please inform the registration committee if you plan to attend by sending your details to globalpagoda17Jan@gmail.com