Vipassana Research Institute (VRI), a non-profit-making body, was established in 1985 with the principal aim of conducting scientific research into the sources and applications of the Vipassana Meditation Technique.
It is a technique of observation and exploration of the mind-body phenomena. The technique leads to purification of mind and can bring about a major transformation in the attitude and behavioural pattern of an individual and, through him, in the entire society.
It has a unique potential as an instrument for better education, health, organisation, management development and social change for strengthening the concept of secularism, national integration and international understanding.
From time to time, we all experience agitation, frustration and disharmony. When we suffer, we do not keep our misery limited to ourselves; instead, we keep distributing it to others. Certainly this is not a proper way to live. We all want to live peacefully within ourselves, and with those around us. After all, human beings are social beings: we have to live and interact with others. How, then, can we live peacefully? How, then, can we remain harmonious ourselves, and maintain peace and harmony around us?
Vipassana enables us to experience peace and harmony by purifying the mind, freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering. Step by step, the practice leads to the highest spiritual goal of full liberation from all mental defilements.
Vipassana has been revived after a period of more than 2500 years.
Courses of Vipassana meditation started in India since 1969, however, initially, there was no separate institution to explore the theory part of the technique. The importance of establishing such an Institute was realized when Mr. S. N. Goenka, principal teacher of Vipassana meditation, began teaching courses on the Satipatthāna Sutta, a discourse in which the Buddha systematically explains the technique of Vipassana.
During the Satipatthāna courses, Goenkaji noticed students studying the words of the Buddha (pariyatti), were encouraged and filled with gratitude when applying them in their meditation practice (patipatti). They found their understanding and practice strengthened, owing to their experiential understanding of the Buddha’s words. Naturally, some of them felt inspired to undertake further study, and to provide this opportunity, the Vipassana Research Institute was established.
For decades now, the words of Goenkaji have inspired masses to not only get introduced to the technique but also to go deeper in their meditative practice. This app aims to make Vipassana Meditation instructions and media available globally to all so that all benefit from this wonderful technique.
Fixes a bug where downloaded audio files were not visible in the app
Ratings and Reviews
Group Sittings issues
I like your app and all but can you please look into the live group sittings feature .
Looks like it does not work on iPhone 7.
Page doesn't load and voice is not audible at all what so ever.
Thanks in advance
In the group sitting, in case one receives a call, the audio stops. And does not restart even when the call is over or unanswered. Usually one would put the phone on silent so as not to be disturbed while meditating and one can see any missed call after the meditation is over. However, the audio stops and one does not become aware that it has stopped.
Request the developer to pls fix this.
Other than this content and overall user interface is excellent.
Mini anapana stops when screen goes off
Mini anapana does not prevent mobile screen going off as videos usually do. Also it stops when a message or notification comes in. Please fix - this will be very useful if this is taken care of ( I have not tried longer anapana)
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- VIPASSANA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
- 58.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.