The Vipassana Dhura Meditation Society is a non-profit corporation established in 1986. Its mission is to make the teachings of insight meditation available to anyone who seeks a way out of suffering. The society's logo represents the amata dhamma, the unchanging element wherein birth and death cease, i.e., nibbana. The "points" on the outer circle represent the thirty-two parts of the body and the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.
Over the years our society, headed by Bhikkhu Sopako Bodhi (Achan Sobin Namto), has sponsored meditation retreats, lectured to international audiences, and published four full-sized books as well as numerous booklets. In 2002, a few Denver members raised over $10,000 selling food at a local restaurant. The money was used to construct the Buddha Metta statue as well as parts of a meditation hall in Wangplado, Thailand. These endeavors belong to a larger project to establish an international meditation center in that village. We are currently raising money for a pagoda, a near-replica of the one in Bodhgaya, India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment.
We would be delighted to hear from you. Although most of his time is now taken up with the pagoda project, Bhikkhu Sopako continues to offer occasional meditation retreats. Please contact us with any questions regarding vipassana, your own meditation practice, or retreats. We will try to answer your queries promptly.
Vipassana Dhura Meditation Society
12118 E. Amherst Circle
Aurora, Colorado 80014