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About Guruji

Although Indian by descent, Mr. Goenka was born and raised in Myanmar (Burma). While living there, he had the good fortune to come into contact with Sayagyi U Ba Khin and to learn the technique of Vipassana from him. After receiving training from his teacher for 14 years, Mr. Goenka settled in India and began teaching Vipassana in 1969. In a country still sharply divided by differences of caste and religion, the courses offered by Mr. Goenka soon attracted thousands of people from every part of society. In addition, many people from countries around the world came to join courses in Vipassana meditation.

Over a period of almost 45 years, Mr. Goenka and the teachers appointed by him taught hundreds of thousands of people in courses in India and other countries, East and West. Today, meditation centers established under his guidance are operating in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.

The technique taught by S.N. Goenka goes back two and a half millennia to the Buddha. The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion; he taught Dhamma – the way to liberation – which is universal. In the same tradition, Mr. Goenka's approach is totally non-sectarian. For this reason, his teaching has had a profound appeal to people of all backgrounds, of every religion and no religion, and from every part of the world.

Shri Satyaynaramji Goenka, who was the principal vipassana Teacher, was the recipient of many awards and honors in his lifetime ,including a prestigious Padma Awards from the President of India in 2012 .This is one of the highest civilian awards given by the Indian Government.

The principal Vipassana Teacher ,Shri Satya Narayanji Goenka breathed his last in September 2013 ,at the age of 89. He has left beyond an imperishable legacy: the technique of Vipassana, now available more widely than ever before to people around the world.

He has taught the Vipassana where in everybody is supposed to be on his own to follow the path of Dhamma. Before the passed away he has made and put in place an organized set up in a decentralized format, an unique democratic set up,instead of appointing any single person or body to be a sole central successor or authority, he has put the onus of self –dependence, on all his appointed Teachers thorough out the world in all matters of Vipassana along with guidelines. A very clear road Map for the future course of Vipassana.

DhammaAjanta is one of the Vipassana centers established under his guidance and present Center Teachers are nominated by him.