Purpose of Dhamma Service
The giving of Dhamma Service, whether in a course or in some other way to help in the spread of Dhamma, is one of the most valuable experiences a student of Vipassana can have. Not only is it rewarding to know that you have helped others to taste the nectar of Dhamma, but it also is a wonderful source of growth and strength in one's own development in meditation practice.
Without the voluntary assistance of old students who feel a volition to give to others a little of what they have received from their participation in Vipassana courses, the courses cannot be organized and conducted. Without the assistance of old students, the operation and management of the Center would not have been possible.
Goenkaji on Dhamma Service
An excerpt from a talk on Dhamma Service by Goenkaji given at the Vipassana Meditation Centre in Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia, is available on the International Old Students' website (username = oldstudent password = behappy).