This group was established to support meditators who have committed to developing insight through vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka in the tradition of U Ba Khin and predecessors, and is therefore open only to those who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition. We do not criticize or condemn other traditions. We use the "MeetUp" platform purely for convenience of communication between students of this tradition. We believe that one benefits and is strengthened through participation in a Sangha that shares a common practice. This is the sole purpose of limiting membership to those who have completed a ten day course. If you have not completed a ten day course but are curious to learn more about this tradition, you can visit www.dhamma.org for more information.