In 1969, S.N. Goenka arrived in India on a lifelong mission: to reestablish Vipassana meditation in the land of its origin and make it available around the world. The Vipassana Newsletter has made a key contribution to that mission.
This collection of articles shows the range of material carried in the Newsletter through the decades. The format, style and distribution method have evolved, but the underlying goal has never wavered: to provide information and inspiration to meditators everywhere.
In these pages are discussions of theory, exhortations to students, recollections and reminiscences, questions and answers, accounts of notable occasions, and more. They show an ancient teaching that has taken on new life and is changing the lives of many for the better.
Ian Hetherington has taught Vipassana meditation as a representative of S.N. Goenka since 1993. He is the author of Realizing Change: Vipassana Meditation in Action, published in 2003. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife (also a Vipassana teacher) and their son.