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2600 years ago, Gotama the Buddha found a universal way out of all suffering and became the enlightened one. Vipassana Meditation is the quintessence of his teaching. The technique of Vipassana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life.

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are"; it is a logical process of mental purification through self-observation. Vipassana enables us to experience peace and harmony: it purifies the mind, freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering. The practice leads step-by-step to the highest spiritual goal of full liberation from all mental defilements. After benefiting millions for centuries it was lost in India, the place of its origin. The practice of Vipassana was however preserved in neighbouring Myanmar.

A few decades ago Shri S N Goenkaji brought back the jewel of Vipassana from Myanmar. The Ganges of Dhamma started flowing again in the country of its origin after centuries of darkness. Over the years the Dhamma has spread across the world with over 162 centres worldwide serving as venues for holding Vipassana courses.

Dhamma Ketana, is the name given by Goenkaji for the first Vipassana centre in Kerala. It has been conducting 10-day, 3-day, 1-day and children courses since 2007.

For useful links on Dhamma follow the resources link

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