Vipassana-bhavana, “the development of insight,” embodies the essence of the teaching of the Buddha. As taught by S.N. Goenka, this path to self-awareness is extraordinary in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and, above all, its results. Goenka’s Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people of every background.
Based on the lectures and writings of Goenka – and prepared under his direct guidance – The Art of Living is a comprehensive exploration of an ancient meditation technique that brings real peace of mind. Author William Hart shows how this technique can be used to solve problems, develop unused potential, and lead a peaceful, productive life.
S.N. Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. Although a layman, his teaching has won the approval of senior Buddhist monks in Burma, India, and Sri Lanka, a number of whom have taken courses under his guidance. Despite his magnetism, he has no wish to be a “guru”- instead, he teaches self-responsibility. This is the first systematic study of his teachings to appear in English.
William Hart has studied Vipassana for many years. As one of the first assistant teachers appointed by S.N. Goenka, he has conducted Vipassana courses since 1982. Fluent in English, French, and Hebrew, he has resided in Israel, Japan, and India.
Pub Date: 08/2009
Size: 7.80h x 5.30w x 0.60d