Virtual Group Sittings

While Goenka’s Organization has done an amazing job introducing Vipassana around the world through 10-day courses, I always hoped they would find new ways to support old students with their daily practice. Today, I’m excited to see their new Virtual Group Sitting program. Students from around the world can download an app to their smartphone, and after a simple setup, call into virtual group sittings from their home. While the experience is not the same as sharing a meditation hall with other students, I do feel connected to the larger Vipassana community when using the app, and hearing everyone say “goodbye” and “thank you” after the sitting confirms it. There are currently 10 group sittings every day in English, and I suspect it will grow into more time slots and different languages with time. If you would like more information, check out this article: http://www.ny.us.dhamma.org/virtual-daily-group-sittings/

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