Group sittings are valuable opportunities to strengthen your practice of Vipassana. By sitting with fellow students who are following the same technique, you can meditate more seriously and gain support which will help you keep practicing on your own.
The following guidelines have been established to ensure that group sittings will be most beneficial to the students attending them.
Group sittings are open only to those who have taken at least one ten-day course with S. N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers.
The five precepts of wholesome conduct are to be observed in the place where group sittings are held. These precepts include abstention from the following: killing any living creature, stealing, wrong speech, sexual misconduct, and the use of intoxicating drugs or alcohol. Observation of wholesome conduct is a necessary foundation for the practice of Vipassana.
Participants at group sittings should practice only the meditation technique taught by S. N. Goenka.
Refer to the following outline for continued success in meditation: Practice Guidelines*.
May group sittings help your practice of Dhamma.
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Contacts for Southwestern U.S.
If you know of a group sitting in your area please write to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dhamma Siri - Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center. Click here for directions‡.
Old Students are welcome to join a group sitting between courses at the usual group sitting times: 8-9 am, 2:30-3:30pm, and 6-7 pm.
Please call ahead to ensure that someone is at the center and expecting you; be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the sitting. When you arrive, alert a manager in the office or kitchen before proceeding to the Dhamma Hall.
There are no sittings for local students during 10 day courses - Please check the course schedule.
2 one hour group sits on Sundays; the first is @ 6:15 pm, followed by a second sit @ 7:30 pm. Meditators are welcome to attend one or both of the group sits.
Contact: Suresh Venhumahanti
Group sit on Saturday @ 4:00pm or 5:00pm (call first to confirm)
Contact: Rahul & Teresa Vaid
Address: 5565 Brentwood Avenue, Dallas, TX 75248
Tel: 1-972-725-0304 (work), 1-972-569-7399 (home)
Group sits on Mondays @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Ramesh Bhutada
One Day Course in North Houston area
Every Sunday (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Contact: Karunakar P. Reddy
Address: 2101 S. Loop 336 W, Conroe, TX 77304 (on second floor)
Group sit on Sunday @ 5:00 pm
Contact: Rukmani Bhagia
Address: 10306 Lake Breeze Road, Irving, TX 75063
Tel: 1-972-869-4100 (home), 1-972-896-0517 (mobile)
|Oklahoma City, OK
Groups sits on Sunday @ 5:00 pm
Contact: Lee Acers
Address: 2340 N.W. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Group sits on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month @ 8:00 pm
Contact: Vasanti Deshpande
Address: 4707 E.Rockledge Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044
Tel: 1-480-940-9540 (home), 1-602-616-9781 (mobile)
Group sits Sundays at @ 1:00 pm
Contact: Purnima Mehta / Meghana Thanki
Address: 7140 east 1st avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
|San Antonio, TX
Group sit on Sundays @ 4:00 pm
Contact: Cheri Gannon
Group sit on Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm
Contact: Benelle Reeble
Address: 3519 S. Knoxville, Tulsa, OK 74135