‘Dhamma’ and ‘Buddhism’

Acharya S. N. Goenka (1924-2013) was a well-respected and acclaimed teacher of Vipassana meditation with a following of thousands world-wide.

“The Buddha’s original teaching is not a religion as the word is conventionally understood. The Buddha taught ‘Dhamma’ – a moral, wholesome way of life which is universal, and can be practised by anyone. He did not teach ‘Buddhism’, and was not interested in making anyone a ‘Buddhist’.”

Acharya S. N. Goenka

1924 – 2013