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This is the official Dhamma.org iOS mobile App for Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living. Vipassana is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at 10-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.
Courses are given in numerous Meditation Centers and at Non-Center course locations. Each location has its own schedule of courses. In most cases, an application for admission to these courses can be completed online using this App. There are numerous Centers currently in operation and more in development around the world, including Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
Features of this App
-Learn more about Vipassana Meditation.
-Find locations near you that offer Vipassana Meditation courses from a complete worldwide listing or map of over 300 locations spread across 80+ countries.
-Locate Vipassana Meditation courses using search criteria such as dates, regions, and instruction languages.
-Apply and register to attend a Vipassana Meditation course.
If you have completed a 10-day course in this tradition then you can enter the Old Student section of this App to access the following:
-One hour group sitting recordings in 25+ different languages.
-Play group sitting recordings with an option to log your daily sittings. Dhamma.org does not collect this data. All logged data is only stored locally on your device.
-Old Student reference materials to guide your practice, including the 10-day discourse summaries.
Learn more about Vipassana Meditation at:
-International website: http://www.dhamma.org
This app makes so much sense in our current technological world. Downloads have been offered for a long time but an app puts all the important things in one place. And (drum roll!) it actually works! Thanks so much for providing this kind of vipassana support. With version 1 so stable and functional, it's a well-received and often used. I'm using it on an iPad 2 without any problems. Great thinking to make a black background while the audio player plays. Keeps the room dark while meditating! : )
Everything a serious practitioner needs.
A suggestion: Could you please consider adding a custom timer in the next update? Sometimes I may have less than an hour on hand and it would be great to set a timer that could ring at the preset time & get me out of my meditation. This way I can continue to log all my sessions in one place. Thank you for your consideration.
Great to reestablish practice
Great app to help get back into the practice.
Initial login was a bit confusing: as an old student it asks you to enter the username/password without asking to create an account. This is not in line with the expected behavior from apps.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Released: Mar 24, 2017
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 71.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: SAYATGYI U BA KHIN MEMORIAL TRUST OF MASSACHUSSETS, INC
- © Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust of Mass., Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.