Dhammavani, the Vipassana Radio, began in May, 2012. It is a radio station
dedicated to Vipassana meditation as taught by Mr S. N. Goenka (1924 – 2013)
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin (1899 – 1971).
Today, Dhammavani is accessed by Vipassana meditators in over 190 countries.
Dhammavani allows existing Vipassana meditators across the world to maintain
their regular practice and gain maximum benefit from the technique.
Dhammavani also makes it possible for non-meditators to learn what Mr Goenka
calls The Kindergarten of Vipassana by streaming his instructions for beginners.
Dhammavani presently broadcasts on three channels:
The broadcasts are recordings of meditation instruction, stories and discourses
given by Mr Goenka during his lifetime. Each channel has its own schedule.
The need for Dhammavani
Meditators have established over 160 Vipassana centers around the world. Most
of these are in the countryside, an hour or more by public transportation from
the nearest city. There is good reason for the choice of location: land is cheaper
and the atmosphere quieter, more conducive to meditation.
However, cities are where most Vipassana meditators spend their lives. While
they are happy to travel a few hours to attend a retreat, it is equally important
to have support where they live. They need a place where they can sit in silence
with other meditators and set aside daily concerns and distractions, even for just
an hour. They need an environment where they can focus on the reality within,
develop equanimity and cultivate goodwill toward all beings.
Dhammavani, the Vipassana radio, provides this support for meditation close to
one’s home and office. Individuals & groups avail this service through pc &
mobile phone, Dhamma House (community meditation halls) and radio stations.
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