1 September 2020
8 September 2020
The practice of Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation, brings about a gradual unfolding of a series of insight knowledges in the practitioner’s mind. It is like a lotus flower unfurling out of the mud and into the light.
In this two-week course, led by Grahame White, we will discuss the path/progression that continued Vipassana practice takes us on. We will also look at some of its history and definitions. The aim is to provide clear understanding of what you are doing and what you can expect as you continue with this meditation practice.
Each session will include Vipassana Meditation instruction as well as time for Q&A. This course is suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners.
Please be sure to register so we can send you the Zoom link before the first session.
Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India, in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre. He currently leads introductory and day-long courses in Sydney and Wollongong, and also regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in the United States. Grahame has also helped pioneer a workshop format of teaching that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. He teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.
All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The dana you give helps to maintain the Library and allows it to offer more teachings on the Dhamma so that others may benefit in the future. It is up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers who spread the Dhamma.