There is a seminar on Vipasana meditation on 16th April at The Times Of India. The seminar covers both the theoretical and practical aspects, including an introduction to the Pali language, Pali literature, Buddhist art & architecture, the life & teachings of the Buddha, the principles & technique of Vipasana meditation, and practical applications in the fields of health, education and social development.
Vipasana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life. The word vipasana means "to see things as they really are"; it is a logical process of mental purification through self-observation. Vipasana enables us to experience peace and harmony, by purifying the mind, and freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering. The practice leads step-by-step to the highest spiritual goal of full liberation from all mental defilements.
Vipasana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. It was rediscovered 2,500 years ago by Goutama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught during his 45-year ministry. During the Buddha's time, large numbers of people in northern India were freed from the bonds of suffering by practising Vipasana, allowing them to attain high levels of achievement in all spheres of life.