A new book depicts the life of the 20th-century global meditation pioneer S. N. Goenka, but does it tell the whole story?
How colonialism sparked the global Vipassana movement
S. N. Goenka, leader of an enormously popular worldwide insight meditation (vipassana) movement, died on September 29 of natural causes in Mumbai, India. He was 90 years old. Goenka came from a family of Indian extraction, but was born in 1924 in British Burma, a Theravada Buddhist culture. Seeking a cure for his debilitating migraines, […]