Vipassana Dhamma House
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Welcome Dhamma Sukhakari, the new House in Saxmundham, Suffolk
Dhamma Sukhakari was purchased on December 15 2010 by the East Anglia Branch of the UK Vipassana Trust. In Pali language Sukhakari means 'giving happiness' so the full meaning is 'Giving the happiness of Dhamma'.
The Dhamma House can accomodate up to 28 people and offers 1 day, weekend and 3 day Assistant Teacher lead courses plus 3 day Self Courses students who have already completed a full 10 day cousers.
There are also 1 day and residential courses for Children and young people, children's courses.
The local Trust try to have a full time caretaker/ manager on-site to enable daily group sittings for those in the area. Also, in times when no courses are offered, it provides an opportunity for old students to come and take a self course. As it is not alway possible to have a full-time manager please phone before arriving to ensure you can get in.
The location of the Dhamma Sukhakari, Saxmundham in Suffolk, is central to the region, with easy access to transport hubs as well as the major roads within the region.
What is Vipassana Meditation?
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available.
How to learn it?
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit. More about the technique and the rules of a course...
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 help on the courses volunteer their time freely.