A nightly lecture on DVD from S.N. Goenka, the founder of the “free 10 day retreat” movement and the “teacher” of the course.

from MetaWorldPeace – Intro: What is a 10-Day Goenka Vipassana Retreat? on Rap Genius


Goenka was an Indian businessman and severe migraine sufferer living in Burma. Everything he tried (Swiss doctors and so on) to fix his migraines failed, until an intense meditation retreat worked. He gave up his business, created retreat centers all over the world, and serves as guru of the whole scene.

All Goenka retreats are free (there are hundreds every year), and everybody everywhere watches the same exact video lectures. The DVD is clearly converted from VHS (this is a screengrab):

At random times the camera pulls back to reveal Goenka’s expressionless wife hanging out

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