Dhamma Joti (Light of Dhamma) is situated in Wingabar Yele Monastery Compound,
Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda Road, Bahan, Yangon. It is about fifteen minutes walk away
from the eastern entrance of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. There are also Nga
Htat Gyi Pagoda (with a 50 feet high sitting Buddha statute) and Chauk Htat Gyi
Pagoda (a large reclining Buddha statue) near the Centre.
Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of
self-purification by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in India 2500
years ago, it is not connected with Buddhism or any other religion and can be
practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence
of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we
recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.
Applying for a Course
Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day residential courses. This period
has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to understand the
technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course
please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course
Schedule, and complete an application form.
Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No charges are made, not even to
cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from
those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana
and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the
assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who serve on the
courses volunteer their time and efforts.
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