Monthly Archives: July 2013

A rebuttal to Mr Jeffrey Brooks, a.k.a. Jhanananda: Part – III: Suppression of Jhana by the VRI organization

continued from part – 2 In the link below, Mr Brooks’ alleges that Jhana is suppressed at a Goenka Center Now, this in my experience is simply not true. There is no suppression of Jhana in this tradition. In fact … Continue reading

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A rebuttal to Mr. Jeffrey Brooks, a.k.a. Jhanananda: Part – II : Getting kicked out of the course, confrontation with Mr. Nothnagel

Continued from part – 1 Mr. Brooks’ confrontation with Mr. Nothnagel and my analysis of it was important enough to merit a separate post. Let us begin the analysis Firstly, I would like to mention that this is a one-sided … Continue reading

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A Rebuttal to Mr. Jeffrey Brooks a.k.a. Jhanananda: Part – 1 : Getting kicked out of the course, A rebuttal of minor points

It is no secret to anyone that knows me that I owe a great debt of gratitude to my beloved teacher, Vipassanacharya Goenkaji. It is he who introduced this most sublime teaching of the Lord Buddha to this miserable young … Continue reading

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