by his wife industrialist Satya Narayan Goenka took up the
task of spreading Vipassana across the world since 1969, following
the teachings of his guru Sayagyi
U Ba Khin from Burma.
Mr. Goenka has taught tens of thousands of people in more than 300
courses in India and in other countries, East and West. In 1982
he began to appoint assistant teachers to help him to meet the growing
demand for courses. Meditation centers have been established under
his guidance in India, the United States, Australia, New Zealand,
France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Nepal
and other countries.
Satya Narayan Goenka was vegetarian as are his centers.
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