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I helped her with that and later we stumble upon mutually solving few more such similar issues and gradually trust built up and became friend then when we started sharing few of our personal activities that we like to do apart from work we found that we share one common interest and that was inclination towards spirituality and I told her about my experience of Art of Living Course and there she suggested me to go for 10 day Vipassana Meditation Retreat, I did heard this term before around 3 years back when I was in Mumbai and visited the largest Pagoda in making situated adjacent to Essel World in Mumbai but I visited that place purely as a Tourist I never knew what is the meaning of Vipassana and it is all about and I thought it is just another Buddhist Pagoda and an year later when I went Lumbini in Nepal again as tourist there also I saw similar Burmese architectural Pagoda of Vipassana (Although I didn’t knew it’s Burmese Architectural at that time) then also I thought it is just another some Buddhist pagoda uses for Buddhist spiritual rituals and rites such as praying Lord Buddha and chanting.
Till the time I enrolled I just had one idea in my mind that I’m going for concentrating my mind for better focus and clarity of thought and busting stress as we all think about meditation does. Dharma is law of nature that governs at atomic level to stellar level, it is universal, Dharma is a healthy, harmonious, wholesome way of life. The moment you make it the exclusive property of a particular sect, Dharma is no longer Dharma.
When fire burns, do you label the burning as Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Jain burning, or as Indian, European, American or Russian burning? In the same way, when one generates any negativity or defilement in the mind, one is bound to burn. It makes no difference what religion one belongs to, what rites or rituals one performs, or what philosophy one believes in. You can not hurt anyone at any level of body, speech and thought (If you do so then bad things will follow you). You need to do good things that benefits others at the level of body, speech and thought (if you do so then good things will follow you).
That’s it Dharma is complete for you and for me and you do not need anything further to complete it, it is already wholesome and complete. Five centuries after the Buddha, the noble heritage of Vipassana had disappeared from India. In our time, Vipassana has been reintroduced to India, as well as to citizens from more than eighty other countries, by S.N. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation.
When we hear word enlightenment we think of it as some kind of Super Human ability thing but it is simply a state of mind when your completely eradicate your mental impurities and no new impurities can affect it anymore and yes in bonus you’ll get Mukti (Liberation) from vicious life cycle (Reincarnations) I really still doubt about reincarnation part, I guess one day If I experience it then really believe it. The scientific laws (Dharma) that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants follow a prescribed Code of Discipline, learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. The next step is to develop some mastery over the mind by learning to fix one’s attention on the natural reality of the ever changing flow of breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. By the fourth day the mind is calmer and more focused, better able to undertake the practice of Vipassana itself: observing sensations throughout the body, understanding their nature, and developing equanimity by learning not to react to them. Finally, on the last full day participants learn the meditation of loving kindness or goodwill towards all, in which the purity developed during the course is shared with all beings. On last day when I called my elder bro in Nepal whom I recommended this and he too wants to do this course at Kathmandu, I told him that I was wrong; its main objective is not about attaining concentration of mind but enlightenment, it is the very same technique that Gautama Buddha used to get liberated then his second question was did you get Mukti (Liberation)? Well one of my problem is that when something hurts me anything like someone tries to deceive me or bluff me or lie me or anything which hurts me it get written in my mind with such a long lasting marker that it takes really long time to wipe it out and even if I wipe it out it keeps haunting me time to time when similar situations arises. At the end I would like to say that Vipassana is the practical approach to enlightenment and is not monopoly of Gautama Buddha and it teaches us that enlightenment cannot attain via reading holy scriptures day and night or chanting or accepting Him as your savior or following certain rituals throughout your life or by discussing or knowing the process of Vipassana or even the lord Gautama Buddha himself just cannot liberate you infact in his whole life he liberated only one person and that was him but awesome thing what he did was he shared his knowledge with whole world unlike others before him (as millions of Buddha were attained before him and after him as stated by himself). And about this course it is like life time experience such as Bungee Jump or Everest Summit or Sky Diving and once you understand it you may make it from life time experience to daily experience of your life and may change your whole life. I have some relatives and friends who have gone through the 10-day courses at Igatpuri near Nashik in Maharashtra, India. I had tried to enrol online on some of the centers close to Mumbai (including Igatpuri), but the courses for freshers seem to get full very fast. Thank you so much, I’m not in touch with centers close to Mumbai, you can try one in Kolkata.
Also when i read that you have felt let go n pacify yourselves even charged more by taxi driver.. The main premise and psychological benefit in Vipassana lies in the practice of decentering ones self from your thoughts, emotions and feelings and bringing the mind to a state where it is detached but observant of the thoughts that arise. This training provides a major mental health benefit by releasing us from a state of viewing our thoughts in a a€?duala€? state. This constant judging of our thoughts is what impacts our mental health, our mood and connection to the present moment. It is important to take a little note here and understand a little bit about thoughts that we carry within us. When we have thoughts or desires that we dona€™t believe are appropriate or are painful for us to acknowledge, they usually get suppressed or repressed. Often this suppression or repression translates to increased tension, stress, anxiety and even depression. Vipassana provides you with the space to see these thoughts and desires that we have tucked away. Until we bring ourselves to a state of introspection and contemplation to come to the Truth of what has been impressed upon us, the mind can act as a trap a€“ pulling us into a state self-defeating talk or intense evaluation. Make sure to dedicate about 30 minutes in a silent room, with phones, alarms and other notifications turned off. With practice you will cultivate openness of mind and the ability to let go of the habit of always judging or evaluating your thoughts. If you are interested in meditation, I strongly recommend you to read this wonderful book as it is the next best alternative than physically attending the 10 days course of Vipassana. About UsIn the today's fast paced world where our mind is bombarded with thousands of things to do and as if like a mechanical robot- our life is whirling in a vicious circle of responsibilities, dead-lines, commitments and what not- this website is a small attempt to give it a chance to slow down a bit. Vipassana is the meditation the Buddha practiced after trying all other forms of bodily mortification and mind control and finding them inadequate to free him from the seemingly endless round of birth and death, pain and sorrow. It is a technique so valuable that in Burma it was preserved in its pristine purity for more than 2,500 years. Vipassana meditation has nothing to do with the development of supernormal, mystical, or special powers, even though they may be awakened.
Like the sizzling explosion of cold water being thrown on a red-hot stove, the reactions after bringing the mind out of its hedonistic tendencies into the here and now are often dramatic and painful. Through Vipassana anyone, irrespective of race, caste, or creed, can eliminate finally those tendencies that have woven so much anger, passion, and fear into our lives.
As in the Buddha’s enlightenment, a student simply goes deep inside himself, disintegrating the apparent reality until in the depths he can penetrate even beyond subatomic particles into the absolute.
We smile in good times, and are equally unperturbed when difficulties arise all around us, in the certain knowledge that we, like our troubles, are nothing but a flux, waves of becoming arising with incredible speed, only to pass away with equal rapidity. A Non-sectarian Technique: Although Vipassana meditation was developed by the Buddha, its practice is not limited to Buddhists.
Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, Roman Catholics, and other Christian sects have all practised Vipassana meditation, and have reported a dramatic lessening of those tensions and complexes that affect all mankind. The 10 day course at the Vipassana Meditation Center is amazing, The best part about them is they are FREE. The one in the link is for the closest one to me here in Thailand, however they have retreats in many places in the world…. There are about 10 hours of meditation within the day, with regular breaks and rest periods mixed in.


No charge for either the teaching, or for room and board… You only donate what you can to help the people who will come after you.
Summary : A great life changing experience, but not for the person who wants to get away just to relax.
Now as owner of the Wandering Yogi he looks forward to sharing his passion for Yoga and travel with others. It was in 2008 I was inspired by one of my colleagues in office for Vipassana Meditation.  I got to know about the details from her and decided to attend 10 days course. It is assumed that all the sadhak over there follow these rules and the time table scheduled. It was a great experience and will like to say that every one in his life should attend the course at least for once. Recent CommentsJohn Shahin on Earth Day 2012: How much Time it takes to Decomposepatricia carmell on Are you really worried about your abs?Preeti on Misal Pav Recipesushrut on How to make Pav Bhaji?aavishkar on How to use Computer tablet? Most people associate meditation with sitting quietly for 20 or 30 minutes, silently focusing and gaining a new awareness of oneself. Yvonne Moran spent six months traveling through India and thought a Vipassana retreat sounded like the perfect way to unwind.
By neutrally observing the changing nature of body and mind; of observing how the body’s sensations continually change, meditators learn the nature of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. Eventually, you become more able to note the body’s pleasant and unpleasant sensations (pain or tension from sitting in one position, for example) without craving or aversion – without having to change your position to alleviate the discomfort, realising that it is temporary and not permanent. Yvonne writes that she was exhausted after her course of Vipassana meditation, but that she felt more positive, more patient, lighter. There is great emphasis on preserving the Vipassana technique as it was originally created. I had the great fortune & gift in 1989 of attending a 12 day Vipassana Meditation Camp at Igatpuri, India led by Guruji Satyanarayan Goenkaji.
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That video was one of the first I saw of Goenka 10 years ago prior to my first 10-day course. In her usual brilliant interview, Oprah talks about Jenny's book Letters From the Dhamma Brothers , how Jenny thought up the idea, and then in the second video, they both talk with two of the Brothers on the phone. Similar to Thich Nhat Hanh below, His Holiness the Dalai Lama describes Vipassana as the "second-level training" of meditation practice. More about The Paradox of Freedom: that self-control, discipline is needed to find True Freedom.
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Till the end of Day 1 before the first discourse I was carrying the same idea that I’m here to increase concentration & focus of my mind and when Guru Ji Shri SN Goenka Ji started giving discourse on what is Vipassana I felt like Wow and thought how wrong I was all along. Someone belongs to a certain sect and performs its rites or rituals, or professes its beliefs; he feels that makes him very Dharmic. We have forgotten the truth of Dharma deep inside; this universal law of nature makes no discrimination.
It was rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gautama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught during his forty-five year ministry. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Just as we use physical exercises to improve our bodily health, Vipassana can be used to develop a healthy mind. Of course not, as course is about to teach you how to do Vipassana and the results come gradually through continued practice. Enlightenment can only be attain if you walk to this very simple straight road of Vipassana from point A to B,but if you just think of the road day and night or discuss about the road or accept road as your savior or whatever if won’t liberate you, you’ll be only liberated if you walk down to that road from Point A to Point B. Will appreciate guidance from knowledgeable persons who can give information on how I can enrol for a 10-day course meant for freshers. Referred to in the West as a€?insighta€? meditation, the technique involves bringing your awareness upon internal sensations, desires, emotions or thoughts in a silent watchful state. This duality is best described as states that we enter were we constantly judge our thoughts, situations, people and things – that they are right or wrong, good or bizarre etc. This internal judgment is brought about through our conditioning as children and adults by society, religion, family and friends a€“ when you break free of the inner monologue that is bringing you down or making you second guess your self, you break free of Mental Suffering. So long as they are repressed or suppressed and not addressed or brought into awareness they will still be an evident part of our lives and we will act out on them a€“ without realizing it. Once you observe, acknowledge and bring these thoughts and desires to awareness you essentially see the full truth of them (where in the past it was just lurking in the shadows out of view), now allowing them to let be, and actually slowly dissolve. It’s full of stories and anecdotes from the life of Buddha and you will find it deeply involving and inspiring. To see the world as it is evolving, to learn to take the notice of the smile of a child, the flowering in a plant, the blackness of the cloud, the sparkle in the water drops - all things we used to do as a child. It is the highest form of awareness—the total perception of the mind-matter phenomena in its true nature. Vipassana spells an end to daydreaming, illusion, fantasy—the mirage of the apparent truth. Yet there is an equally profound feeling of release from tensions and complexes that have for so long held sway in the depths of the unconscious mind. During the training a student concentrates on only one task — the battle with his own ignorance. The truth of impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and egolessness (anatta) are grasped directly with all the enormous power of the mind rather than the crutch of the intellect. There is no question of conversion—the technique works on the simple basis that all human beings share the same problems, and a technique that can eradicate these problems will have a universal application. There is a feeling of gratefulness to Gotama, the historical Buddha, who showed the way to the cessation of suffering, but there is absolutely no blind devotion. And remember you are there because someone donated their money so you could have the same experience. While it is the essence of what the Buddha taught, it is not a religion; rather, it is the cultivation of human values leading to a life which is good for oneself and good for others. We here at the wandering yogi would actually like to organize a group to go together, if you are interested in that leave a comment below.
This can be a challenge in itself, so how do you think you’d handle 10 straight days of it? Courses are not taught commercially, but instead offered free of charge, with no one involved receiving any compensation. Start meditating today and release the source of your stress with these proven meditation techniques.


It has helped me so much to relieve some of the stress and anxiety going on in my life due to difficult personal relationships. This group is for the primary purpose of discussing your experiences, questions, and insights with Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. She is the filmmaker, author, therapist, Vipassana Meditator, who courageously designed and created the ten day Vipassana Silent Meditation program in the Alabama prison. In other words, I use discipline to give up talking, meat, movement, integration with women, when I agree to spend ten days of silence in Vipassana Meditation. Dharma is an art of living: how to live peacefully and harmoniously within, and how to generate peace and harmony in the surrounding atmosphere, so that others can also live in peace and harmony. Someone else belongs to another sect and performs its rites, rituals and ceremonies, or believes in its philosophy. Whether or not we perform this rite or that ritual, if we keep the mind free of negativities it is pure.
During the Buddha’s time, large numbers of people in northern India were freed from the bonds of suffering by practicing Vipassana, allowing them to attain high levels of achievement in all spheres of life. He was authorized to teach Vipassana by the renowned Burmese Vipassana teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion. The first step is, for the period of the course, to abstain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, speaking falsely, and intoxicants. 300 for 20 Minutes ride but after some time I was able to pacify myself and it didn’t occur to me 2nd time till I wrote it down. So, merely attending the Vipassana course will not transform one’s thinking, but it will happen only through self-discipline and continuing with the procedures over a period of time. And the purification of the mental processes is achieved through panna—the wisdom of insight. How you ask, well because the center exists by donations from those who came before you… So after I hope you will also donate, to help others in the future have the same experience as you. Since then he has worked as a Personal trainer, Martial Arts Instructor and Yoga Practitioner. Now what if there could be no eye contact with others, no phones or internet, no reading or writing, sometimes no moving at all? I totally stopped consuming Non Vegetarian food without any difficulty as the practice in the camp was itself sufficient to melt away the conditioning within me which triggered the craving for such food at regular intervals. Whether you want to relax, stimulate creativity, gain enlightenment, or cultivate compassion and mindfulness, we help you learn how to let go. I have attended my second (three days this time) Silent retreat, and my next time will be serving, as the servers appear to be some of the happiest of people I have met. We must acquire the skill of probing the nature and characteristics of the object of our observation with as much precision as possible. It is a way of life in which one does not perform any action, physical or vocal, to harm or hurt other beings. You may keep on calling yourself a Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jain or Sikh—it makes no difference; or a brahmin or a shudra—it makes no difference. And according to the law of nature, when the mind is free from defilements it naturally fills with metta (love), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity); and immediately one starts enjoying peace and harmony. Over time, the technique spread to the neighboring countries of Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Thailand and others, where it had the same ennobling effect. From generation to generation, over two thousand years, this dedicated lineage transmitted the technique in its pristine purity.
This simple code of moral conduct serves to calm the mind, which otherwise would be too agitated to perform the task of self-observation. However, the essentials of Vipassana can be learned so that it can be applied in daily life. Anyway, like all training techniques for the mind, this one too demands high level of self-discipline and perseverance.
This site is the international home page of the organizations which offer courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of Meditation weekly : Best book on Vipassana Meditation . The teacher is simply a well-wisher pointing the way he has charted through his own long practical experience. We learn how to observe the interplay of the four physical elements within ourselves with perfect equanimity, and find how valuable this ability is in our daily lives. I love nature, photography, paintings, reading books, cooking, watching movies, being with family and friends, working with devotion, taking care of others and so on.
Instead, all expenses are paid by donors who have completed a Vipassana course, felt its benefits, and want to share the experience with others. I encourage friends to make a try and they all thank me even if it’s a hard process when you do the first course!
I have to admit that I have not been able to reap the full benefit as I have not been meditating regularly.
This second level training is known in the Buddhist literature as insight (vipassana in Sanskrit).
He had the strong wish that Vipassana should return to India, the land of its origin, to help it come out of its manifold problems. The more the technique is practiced, the greater the freedom from misery, and the closer the approach to the ultimate goal of full liberation. Perhaps, because of its stringent guidelines for the participants, many opt out as they are unable to cope with the routine.
It is a science of the mind that goes beyond psychology by not only understanding, but also purifying, the mental process. In tranquil abiding the emphasis on holding one's focus without distraction, and single-pointedness is the key quality being sought. From India, he felt sure it would then spread throughout the world for the benefit of all mankind.
Goenka, as well as answers to students’ questions, that convey a vivid sense of his teaching. In vipassana (insight), the emphasis is on discerning investigation and analysis while maintaining one-pointedness without distraction." (THE UNIVERSE IN A SINGLE ATOM). Goenka is a teacher of Vipassana meditation and his Vipassana courses have attracted thousands of people of every background.
Goenka the famous Vipassana expert who has almost given a rebirth to this wonderful meditation technique of Gautama Buddha.
Unique among teachers of meditation, Goenka is a retired industrialist and former leader of the Indian Community in Burma. Although a layman, his teaching has won the approval of senior Buddhist monks in Burma, India, and Sri Lanka, a number of whom have taken courses under his guidance.



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  1. QaraBasma — 25.11.2015 at 19:59:59 Wondering what the hell folks may presumably be getting out of sitting emotions faster, more often.
  2. LEDY_VUSAL_17 — 25.11.2015 at 20:50:28 Sitting/meditation practice followed thought meditation and.