any monk in goenka style vipassana

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any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by nintendo » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:56 am

Is monks are there in goenka style vipassana meditation lineage

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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by tiltbillings » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:17 am

nintendo wrote:Is monks are there in goenka style vipassana meditation lineage
You mean as student or as teachers?

For monks as students see 01:33:
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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:22 am

A moderately famous Malaysian monk, who I met in Hong Kong, and whose name unfortunately escapes me right now, told me that he did practice Goenka style for some time, but since he could not find a monastic community where it was taught it at that time he switched to a Mahasi-based approach, and eventually to his own, more "choiceless", style.

One of my monastic teachers, who had tried out a number of approaches, encouraged body-scanning as a preparatory practice, and under some conditions when certain problems arose.

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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by MisterRunon » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:04 am

I saw two Cambodian monks at a 10 day course earlier this year. Saw a few Vietnamese ones at my first sit in 2009 as well. They usually sit on a Dais, much like the ATs do. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with it, but during the course where I sat with the two Cambodian monks, I entered some sort of Jhana-like state for 4-5 days straight.

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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by Ben » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:21 am

I have witnessed many Buddhist monks and nuns from Theravada and Mahayana traditions participating on courses as students. I also know of one monk who was an assistant teacher who went on to establish a monastery in Myanmar devoted to Goenkaji's meditation practice. You might be interested to know that the land for the two meditation centres in Mandalay were dana by the Bhikkhu Sangha.
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Post by pilgrim » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:29 am

I have heard of 2 monasteries where monks practise in the style of Goenka. One is in Sri Lanka but I can't recall the name off hand. The other is in Nepal.
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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by pilgrim » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:18 am

Kahagolla Monastery is a monastery of Galduwa Tradition and situated around 3 km away from Diyatalawa town, Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka. The average temperature in Diyatalawa is around 16°C.

There are around 10 Theravadin Monks (including local monks and some foreign monks from India and Vietnam). They practise Vinaya quite strictly. And most of them also practise Vipassana Mediation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

The monastery is preferred and willing to assist old students of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Old students who are serious in Vipassana Meditation may stay in the monastery and go to Dhamma Sobha (Near Colombo), Dhamma Kuta (Kandy), Dhamma Anuradha (Anuradhapura) Vipassana meditation centers for meditation.

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Post by pilgrim » Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:21 am

Just to bump this up and inform that the monastery now has 22 kutis for monks . Plans for the future are to expand its capacity to 100 persons so that it can also serve as a center for Goenka retreats.
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Re: any monk in goenka style vipassana

Post by pilgrim » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:25 am

And in Rajashtan there is also an Aranya where monks who practise in the tradition reside.
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