International Meditation Centre

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International Meditation Centre

International Meditation Center

Information
Tradition/Linage Vipassana, Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Main School Theravada
Sub School Vipassana
Founded 1989
People
Founder(s) Mother Sayamagyi
Teacher(s) Mother Sayamagyi
Contact Infotmation
Address 54 Cessnock Rd
Sunshine
New South Wales 2264
Australia
Country Australia
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Map
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Phone 61 2 49 705 433
Fax 61 2 49 705 749
Website http://www.imcnsw.com/
Email 10days@imcnsw.com
Postal Address P.O. Box 3059, Bonnells Bay, NSW 2264, Australia



Introduction

The International Meditation Centre at Sunshine, NSW was founded in 1989 to promote the practice of Buddhist Vipassana meditation as taught by the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin. The practice is aimed at developing a calm mind leading to the realisation of Nibbana.

From the time of the Buddha, over 2500 years ago, Buddhist meditation has mainly been practised within the monastic order.

Sayagyi U Ba Khin encountered the teachings as a layman and realised the importance of Buddhist meditation to modern man. He had a unique ability to teach lay people meditation. Sayagyi U Ba Khin became a highly respected meditation teacher in Burma (Myanmar). He taught students from all over the world until his demise in 1971.

Since then, his leading disciple Mother Sayamagyi has carried on the tradition. She has taught meditation for more than fifty years and has established further International Meditation Centres worldwide.

At IMCNSW, ten-day courses are usually held four to six times each year. All courses begin on a Friday evening and end early on a Monday morning. They are led by a regional teacher under the guidance of Mother Sayamagyi.

Anyone who comes with an open mind can gain the necessary confidence in the technique. The benefits will be proportional to the amount of balanced effort made.

The students who attend the meditation courses are from all walks of life, professions, religions and cultural backgrounds.

Source

http://www.imcnsw.com/index.html