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1) This forum is not associated with the Vipassana international Organisation of S.N. Goenka. There are many forms of Vipassana practice. Often new Goenka students do not seem to know this. Some of our members are Goenka practitioners - most are not.

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15) ABSOLUTELY NO TROLLING IN THE FORUM. The forum staff will not tolerate any troll behavior in any manner. For details on what a troll is and what constitutes troll behavior, please refer: http://www.vipassanaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=2083.msg24926#msg24926