Mataji (Elaichi Devi Goenka) breathed her last on 5th January in Mumbai at 11.15 am. She was wife of Late Vipassana Teacher Guru S N Goenkaji. S N Goenkaji played a fundamental role in proliferating Venerable Saya Gyi U Ba Khin’s teachings worldwide and is regarded as one of the foremost teachers of Insightful meditation (Vipassana Self Awarness/ Mindfulness) around the world. He brought Lord Buddha’s teachings to the world in a non sectarian manner. Mataji (Elaichi Devi Goenka) played a paramount role along with Guru S N Goenkaji in establishing the technique especially in India. She is considered one of the prominent teachers in this tradition.
“May her new life be as glorious and auspicious as her life of service here has been, may she be peaceful, may she be liberated“. Source Pariyatti
May we all ( especially Vipassana Meditators) share our Metta/ Loving Kindness with Mataji (Elaichi Devi Goenka and her family. May peace be with all….
Homage to Mataji (Elaichi Devi Goenkaji)
Photographs of funeral procession. Thanks to Kamlesh from Mumbai for sharing them since I couldn’t personally attended to pay homage.
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For those of you who are interested in Lord Buddha’s teachings or interested in Vipassana Meditation please refer to Buddha Paradise section on this blog. Must read article on Guru S N Goenkaji ( link below).