Honoring the Ask

Greetings fellow Vipassanators,  I'm writing this post in collaboration with my partner Hannah Joy.  Throughout our Vipassana journeys, we both have been inspired to deepen our practice via the sit-serve program and leadership roles within the organization. During our experiences, we too have encountered some challenges and have come to develop some of the same …

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Alternative Views on Sankhara’s and the Process of Purification: Part 2

Written by Dan Kaminsky My experience with meditation causes me to question Goenka’s explanation of Sankhara’s and the process of purification (discussed in part one of this post).  In this post, I want to discuss the intellectual challenges I have with Goenka’s theory on Sankhara’s.  On the intellectual level, two main things about Goenka’s model …

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Alternative Views on Sankhara’s and the Process of Purification: Part 1

Written by Dan Kaminsky I recently listened to Daniel Ingram’s four hour long interview on the Monk on a Motorbike podcast.  If you are able to, I recommend it, as it challenges many basic operating assumptions present in the Goenka tradition, especially those around Sankhara’s and how the mind is purified through Vipassana meditation.   Ingram …

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