I have done quite a few ten day courses now, and it really amazes me every time how much lighter and better I feel afterwards.
Many people I speak to often say how they would find it too hard to not speak for ten days – and I always assure them that this is really the easy part! With no speaking, and no eye contact or body gestures to communicate, the first course is often a real challenge for most people. A life without boredom, stress, anger and negativity can seem kind of too good to be true – however it really is possible. The Vipassana meditation technique is the observation of all the different types of sensations all over your body.
I remember my first course when I learnt the Vipassana meditation technique for the first time – and it literally astounded me. There are a number of different types of meditation and I’m not here to say what is right or wrong – however of all the different types I’ve tried none have been as powerful as the Vipassana meditation technique.
The technique trains you to become alert to the slightest change of sensations in your body – and thus re-trains the habit pattern of your mind and stops you from reacting to life, and to start just observing it instead (a much easier way to live).
I remember in my first course I was thinking to myself ‘this is absolutely insane’ why are we all doing this! Many people believe the Vipassana meditation technique is bad for their body – and I can definitely understand why people believe this may be so. For those who are not practising the Vipassana meditation technique correctly I can definitely see why they may think it is bad for your body. I actually damaged my knees quite badly while snowboarding about 10 years ago, and at times during a ten-day course I often think that I simply must be further hurting the injury. The Vipassana meditation technique has without a doubt changed my life and I highly recommend it if you are considering doing it.
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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.. As part of jail reforms, Vipassana camps are organized inside the prison walls of Tihar Jail, New Delhi. Recognising the importance of self-development for inmates, several welfare activities were started at Tihar Jail as part of prison reforms. In 1993, Kiran Bedi, a reformist Inspector General of India's prison learned of the success of using Vipassan? The Vipassana Training course was first introduced at the Delhi Police Training College at Jharoda Kalan in January 1999.
Through Vipassana anyone, irrespective of race, caste, or creed, can eliminate those tendencies that have woven so much anger, passion, and fear into our lives.
A team of research scholars at the Department of Education [Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi] undertook the present study under the guidance of Dr.
To find out how Vipassana practice helps them deal with life in jail; their emotions and feelings related to the crime committed by them and thoughts about their future life. The fieldwork was spaced out over 6 months in which four visits were made to the Tihar Jail complex. Experiences of conducting the camps in prisons- problems faced, special moments shared etc. Since the interviews were semi-structured, the researchers were allowed to modify, delete or add questions.
The present section presents an analysis of the field notes recorded on the bases of data collected through in depth interviews of inmates, questionnaire, team meetings with jail officials, informal conversations with them during lunch and tea sessions and on going comments.
Majority of the inmates reported that Vipassana helps in attaining peace of mind and in controlling anger. More than one-third of the inmates interviewed reported that they practice regularly in their wards. The topic of the focus group discussion with the Tihar Jail inmates was the impact of Vipassana on life behind the prison walls.
At the beginning of the report, Vipassana has been described as an experiential observation technique. The first time we went to Tihar Jail, each one of us had his or her own set of images both of the inmates and of the Jail itself. The statistical analysis of the results has revealed significant improvement in the functioning of inmates following Vipassana on most psychological parameters studied. Based on the present study and the two studies quoted above, it may be concluded that attending Vipassana camps and practicing Vipassana brings a qualitative improvement in the life of the inmates. Efforts should be made to encourage and increasing number of inmates to attend Vipassana Camps. Vipassana practitioners in every Jail should be provided separate wards to practice Vipassana. Police personnel should also be encouraged to attend Vipassana camps to develop a more humane attitude towards inmates.
The present study may be extended to a case wise examination of the benefits of Vipassana on select inmates.
Students wishing to learn Vipassana meditation undergo a minimum ten-day course, during which time they take precepts not to kill, not to steal, not to commit sexual misconduct, not to speak lies, and to refrain from intoxicants.
The rate of progress of a student depends solely on his own paramis (previously acquired merits), and on the operation of five elements of effort—faith, health, sincerity, energy, and wisdom.
S N Goenka was authorised to teach Vipassana meditation by the respected Vipassana teacher of Burma, Sayagyi U Ba Khin. With more and more people practicing Vipassana, both the patipatti and pariyatti aspects of the Buddha’s teaching are gaining prominence. 1990 ota a Panditarama Shwe Taung Gon Sasana Yeiktha meditacios kozpont vezetojekent mukodott, a modszeralkoto Mahasi Sayadaw tanitvanyakent. Mindketten elkotelezetten tamogattak a vipasszana meditacio azsiai es nyugati nepszerusiteset es elterjeszteset.
20 eves koraban avattak szerzetesse, es tanulmanyait Mahasi Sayadaw tanitvanyakent vegezte. 1955 -1982 kozott Mahasi Sayadaw halalaig  a Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha kozpont tanarakent mukodott.
1990-ben alapitotta sajat kolostorat Yangonban Panditarama neven, amelynek halalaig a vezeto szerzetese volt.
Egesz sor meditacios kozpontot hozott letre Mianmarban, Nepalban, Ausztraliaban, Szingapurban, Del-Koreaban, Angliaban es az USA-ban.
Rengeteg meditacio elvonulo helynek es buddhista szervezetnek valt a szellemi atyjava, tobbek kozott a magyarorszagi Buddhista Vipassana Alapitvanynak is, amelynek meghivasara hazankban jart es elvonulasokat tartott 2000-ben es 2001-ben.
Eloadasaibol tobb konyv is szuletett, magyarul megjelent konyvea „Meg ebben az eletben” cimet viseli. Eltavozasaval nagy veszteseg erte a keleti es nyugati vipasszana gyakorlok dhamma csaladjat!
Az Alapitvany ez evben  kiadta Sayadaw U Pandita: Meg ebben az eletben cimu konyvenek forditasat a Tan Kapuja Buddhista Egyhazzal kozosen.
A konyv reszletes leirasat tartalmazza a meditacio alatt felmerulo tudatallapotoknak, a segito es hatraltato tenyezoknek es hatalmas segitseget jelent a meditacioban valo elorelepesben. Sayadaw U Pandita a tanitoknak abbol a legritkabb fajtajabol valo, akik kepesek megmutatni nekunk, hogy a szabadsag eppen olyan testkozelben van, mint a legzes, es olyan alapveto valami, mint egy lepes.
Alapitvanyunk celja a Burmaban elt Mahasi Sayadaw altal kidolgozott satipatthana vipassana meditacios technika megismertetese Magyarorszagon. Az Alapitvany nyitott, ahhoz magyar es kulfoldi termeszetes es jogi szemelyek egyarant csatlakozhatnak, ha az alapito okirat rendelkezeseit elfogadjak.


It is the most satisfying feeling to know that no matter how bad things may seem in my life or what is going on – I always have a way to kind of ‘clean out my brain’ and totally just hit the reset button on my life. The hardest part is dealing with yourself – and truly seeing how insane your mind really is! However the more courses you do, and the more established you get in the Vipassana meditation technique the better you are able to observe your mind and stop reacting to its strength. From my own personal experience I can assure you that if you really want a happy peaceful life – and to walk a path that does lead to enlightenment then this meditation is for you. The first is ‘anapana’ which is simply focusing on your respiration from your nostrils, and then eventually the sensations of the breath on the area above your upper lip. It’s the actual Vipassana meditation technique (the free flow) in particular which does the work.
I won’t go into it any more than that, because it’s important to not talk about your meditative experience with other people so as to not give them high hopes and ‘crave’ a certain experience of what it is like. Because the meditation works on the deepest level of the sub-conscious mind (the level of sensation) it therefore makes sense to me why it is so powerfully transforming.
These rules are set in place for a very good reason, and it is very confusing in your first course why this is.
However, by the end of the 4th day after we actually learned the Vipassana meditation it all became clear.
Sitting cross legged – particularly for one hour without changing your posture can be very challenging for some people. If you trust in the meditation and the teaching of ‘annica’ (which means impermanence) you will soon no longer be reacting to all of the often quite intense physical pain. There is no charge for the ten-day course – however if you wish to you can pay for SOMEONE ELSE to do a course at the end of your course. There are several meditation techniques out there, I have found most important is one that works for you. 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. Being a central jail, Tihar Jail is a host to inmates arrested for crimes ranging from petty theft and robbery to heinous crimes likes rape, murder and the like. It comprises of nine prisons with a total population of around 13,000 prisoners against a sanctioned capacity of 4800 prisoners and one District Jail at Rohini with a total Population of around 1800 prisoners against a sanctioned capacity of 1050 prisoners. These activities include learning carpentry, electrical work, food processing (making namkeen mixtures, biscuits etc,), making folders, photo frames etc.
Since the interviews were conversational and thematic in nature, many additional questions were developed spontaneously from the immediate context.
Around 19% of those interviewed said that Vipassana teaches how to gain control over one’s mind.
Over forty percent reported that it helps them to deal with evil thoughts and not to act on them. About one-tenth of the inmates also said that they faced difficulty in practice because of the noise & disturbances in the jail wards.
It may be noted that a good number of inmates reported that Vipassana camps help practitioners establish peace of mind and exercise control over their anger. As for costs of board, lodging, and other minor expenses, these are met by the donations of grateful students of past courses who have experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and who wish to give others an opportunity to experience them. Born in Burma of Indian heritage, and well established as a businessman and householder, S.N.
Goenka has also helped to establish the Vipassana Research Institute at Igatpuri, to help make the pariyatti teachings of the Buddha available to the public. Mr Goenka stresses the practical and non-sectarian nature of the teaching and its relevance to householders as well as renunciates. A vipasszana, vagy belatas meditacio kereteben a gyakorlok foglalkoznak a tudatos legzessel, gondolkodassal, erzesekkel.
Szigoruan es precizen tanitotta az onmegfigyeles modszeret, nagy hangsulyt fektetve az erkolcsi alapok kidolgozasanak. A kotet megvasarolhato a Pandita Vipassana Meditacios Kozpontban, Dobos Andi vipassana tanfolyamain es a Buddhista Foiskolan. Ez a konyv – Meg ebben az eletben – olyan tanitasokat tartalmaz, amelyek intenziv meditacios elvonulason reszt vevo nyugati hallgatosag elott hangzottak el.
E meditacios technika nagymertekben noveli az onismeretet es segit az emberi kapcsolatok fejleszteseben. A csatlakozasi szandekot irasban kell bejelenteni, melynek elfogadasarol a kuratorium dont. The strength of the mind has been compared by some to that of a wild elephant – and I can assure you once you do a ten-day Vipassana course you will totally agree! By constantly observing that the sensations on your body are constantly changing – it changes the habit pattern of your mind to stop reacting to sensations and thus observing life rather than reacting to it. All I will say however is that if you fully understand the Vipassana meditation technique properly – I guarantee you that you’ll come back for more! They have introduced the Vipassana meditation technique into prisons in India, and are literally transforming criminals into good people – because the meditation works on the deepest level of a person’s being. You are your own master – and this meditation gives you the wisdom to fully understand that.
The more courses you do over time however – you soon begin to understand the meditation better and why these rules are in place. If you are about to sit a ten-day course for the first time definitely ensure you stay to the very end of the course so you can truly understand the meditation properly. If you are travelling to Nepal to do a Vipassana meditation course I definitely recommend going to Kathmandu’s centre if you are from the west. The amazing thing I discovered in my first course however was actually how the pain is in reality never permanent. I get a quick massage after a ten day course and my body is back to normal immediately, and I’m left feeling more peaceful, happier and content! Thanks for sharing this Vipassan meditation technique – good to learn new things everyday!
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. The present study was focused upon understanding how experiential meditation in Vipassana helps its heterogeneous group of inmates to attain peace of mind, deal with their emotions related to crime and reconstruct their identities based on hope. One of the purposes of the activities is providing prisoners alternative occupations they might pursue once outside jail. This program was said to have dramatically changed the behaviour of inmates and jailers alike. In this 13 day camp (from 1st to 12th January 1999), around 32 (31 male and 1 female) personnel (including 1 HCP, 3 DCPs, 1 ACP, 12 Inspectors, 7 SIs, 2 HCs and 6 CTs) participated. To see through the mode of impermanence means to examine things as to whether they are permanent. The inmates were encouraged to share their experience of Vipassana and life in jail post Vipassana camp.
The analysis also includes excerpts from researchers’ field notes based on observations and conversations with inmates and officials during the four visits. 14% agreed that it teaching control over breathing and 6% said that it helps attain Purity of breath and mind. About a similar percentage reported that Vipassana helped them to better adjust with life in jail and filled them with a sense of optimism towards the future. The researchers found that Vipassana enabled them to strike a balance in life and establish peace with themselves.
The present section briefly presents the experiences of some of the inmates interviewed during research. Initially, he was apprehensive thinking that Vipassana was a Hindu dominated religious practice. Changes post Vipassana that he perceived in himself include becoming less quarrelsome, more patient and tolerant towards people.
He cited attainment of shanti, equanimity, understanding one's own self, and development of insights about life as benefits of Vipassana. In turn, having completed a course, if one feels benefited by it and would like others also to benefit from the practice of Vipassana, he or she may give a donation for future courses. The only proper way to learn Vipassana is to do a ten-day course with Mr S N Goenka or any of his authorised assistants. Goenka did his first course under Sayagyi in 1955 at the International Meditation Centre in Rangoon. Here was a scientific method, a practical technique that eradicates suffering and purifies the mind. He has also appointed several hundred assistant teachers to help conduct courses around the world.
The Institute is publishing the entire Pali Tipitaka along with its commentaries and sub-commentaries, in Devanagari script. He emphasises that Vipassana meditation does not encourage people to withdraw from society, but rather teaches them to face the ups and downs of life in a calm and balanced way.


Megismerve a mulandosag termeszetet, belatast nyerhetunk a valosagunk igazi termeszetebe, ahogyan a Buddha tanitasaibol ismerjuk a letezes harom jellemzojet: mulando, szenvedesteli, nem kielegito, en-nelkuli termeszetu. Az olvaso eloszor is bevezeto utmutatasokat kap a jaro- es ulomeditaciohoz, majd reszleteibe menoen tajekozodhat a gyakorlas kulonbozo szintjeirol. A metta (szeretet) meditacios modszer elmelyiti a kapcsolatokat es feloldja a konfliktusokat.
This technique is to help you remain aware, and help sharpen your mind before you learn ‘vipassana’ on day 4. On the second last day of the course you will learn ‘metapana’ which is the focusing on pleasant sensations and thoughts of love, peace and happiness. If you’re thinking of giving this meditation a go – just let go of your judgements for now and give it the trial for the ten days.
So if you’re worried about hurting your body from my experience I will say to you – just put aside your judgements, trust in the teaching and you will be fine. 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. A group of research scholars from Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi1 interacted with the jail inmates in order to understand and document the experiences of practicing inmates.
These, along with recreational activities like celebrating festivals, games and sports (badminton, football, cricket, chess, ludo etc.), gardening, painting, reading etc. It was actually found that inmates who completed the 10 day course were less violent and had a lower recidivism rate than other inmates.
The success of the camp can be estimated by the fact that the second camp followed after merely 3 months (5-16th March 1999). To see through the mode of dissatisfaction means to examine things as to whether they are satisfactory or are imbued with suffering.
Around 17% said that Vipassana is a secular practice; therefore people from any religion can practice it without letting go of their own religion.
Inmates also reported that Vipassana helped them to manage stress, deal with thoughts about the crime they had committed and with feelings of homesickness. They no longer felt extreme emotions and were able to maintain an even control over their feelings. Initially when he came to the jail he used to feel very restless and couldn't sleep properly, but post Vipassana he does his sadhana and meditates regularly in the morning and evening which gives him a feeling of shanti and calmness and he helps him sleep better. He realised that nothing in life is permanent, everything is in transition, and even the time in jail is a transitory period. Both the studies used structured questionnaires and statistical techniques to arrive at the conclusion. Az utmutatasok reven kepes lesz felismerni es kezelni mindazon problemakat, melyek annak soran bukkannak fel, ahogy a belatas a dolgok valos termeszetebe egyre jobban elmelyul. If you have been to countries like Nepal or India I’m sure you have a good idea of what I’m talking about. 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. To see through the mode of non-self means to examine the phenomena that are the objects of the meditation to see if they have a permanent, isolated, and enduring entity. The project fieldwork included group discussions, informal interviews and focus group discussions spaced over the four visits made. 3% of the inmates interviewed found Vipassana to be better than other spiritual practices they had adopted. The camp helped them develop a new sense of optimism and they started viewing the jail term as an interim phase of their lives. He has attended over 27 Vipassana camps, 13 Art of Living courses and regular listens to tapes of Raja Yoga.
Initially worries about his family used to occupy his thoughts but Vipassana has helped him to overcome this as well. The present study on the other hand has focused on the qualitative aspect of the benefits of Vipassana. For three days the student develops concentration of the mind by observing the inhalation and exhalation of the breath (Anapana).
Goenka continued to practice (patipatti) and study the texts (pariyatti) for the next 14 years under the guidance of Sayagyi. Since then he has been giving hundreds of courses to people from different backgrounds and nationalities.
In addition, the Institute is exploring references to Vipassana in various ancient texts, and it is conducting scientific research on the present applications and benefits of Vipassana in different fields of human development.
From India, he felt sure it would then spread throughout the world for the benefit of all mankind. Besides these, inmates are encouraged to read in the library and pursue courses through distance learning mode. Kiran Bedi as part of humanistic jail reforms at the behest of Rajinder Singh, a jail official and Vipassana practitioner.
In other words, to see through non-self relates to having a sense of non-doership and a sense of non-possessiveness while examining things.
Twenty research scholars from Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi (including Dr. A group discussion was also conducted in the first meeting at the Tihar Jail complex itself. Inmates also reported that Vipassana helped them to understand themselves better and realize their own potentials at the same time helping them find happiness in themselves. Vipassana, he claims, taught him that if one does good to others, he gets benefited in return. He always feared the stigma attached to being in jail but Vipassana is helping him to deal with his fear. We understood the improvements brought about by the jail reforms but we were also able to develop a sense of the complexities of life of prisoners. During the ensuing days the student develops awareness and equanimity towards the various sensations experienced within the framework of the body and is shown how to penetrate his entire physical and mental makeup with the clarity of insight (Vipassana). Utmutatasai egyszeruek es kezzelfoghatok, igy mind kezdo, mind pedig halado meditalok szamara idealisak. All research scholars discussed the infrastructure of Tihar Jail and the life of inmates at Tihar freely with several Tihar Jail officials. The role played by Vipassana in the lives of the inmates, in the camp and outside, has also been understood from the perspective of the inmates themselves. A kotet, melyet megannyi konkret eset leirasa es szamtalan adoma tesz eletkozelive, parjat ritkito kalauz a meditacio legbelso vilagahoz: vilagosan attekintheto es megbizhato terkep, melynek segitsegevel a tudat es a sziv szabadsagahoz juthatunk el, ahogyan azt a Buddha tanitotta. In the history of Indian police, the first ever Vipassana camp was held in Central Jail, Jaipur in the year 1975. The course closes on the last day with the practice of loving kindness meditation (metta bhavana), the sharing of the purity developed during the course with all beings.
Such practices provide inmates another chance to reflect upon and reconstruct their life scripts, reformulate a new sense of identity, accept jail life and gain attain peace within.
Working on humanitarian principles, jail officials were changing the way they themselves looked at the inmates. Mar tizenket eves koraban novicius volt, ma pedig o a nehai Mahasi Sayadaw hagyomanyat folytato egyik legkimagaslobb es leghiresebb meditacios tanar.
Welfare and reformation practices also help prisoners cope with crime, jail and resultant emotional turmoil. People from different regions, age groups and socio-economic status participated in the focus group discussion. He strongly believes that through Vipassana one can accomplish the impossible and achieve even the most difficult aim in one’s life.
Nevertheless, while talking to inmates we were able to grasp that corruption and malpractice were still not entirely wiped out from the face of Tihar. Tanitasai tobb mint hat evtizedre visszanyulo kolostori kepzese soran szerzett meditacios tapasztalataira, valamint a buddhista szovegek behato ismeretere epulnek. At the same time, it helps them to discover their own potentials, providing hope for the future.
It is the highest form of awareness—the total perception of the mind-matter phenomena in its true nature. Several meetings were also conducted by the research scholars to develop tools for research before making the first visit.
The presence of lawyers, stock brokers, taxi drivers and the jobless allowed arriving at an understanding that cut across various class levels. It was collectively decided that semi-structured, informal interviews of each inmate will be taken together by a pair of researchers. Az Egyesult Allamokban es Ausztraliaban is rendszeresen vezet intenziv meditacios elvonulasokat. Gareeb aadmi ko dikat hoti hai” Another inmate spoke of how cigarettes found their way inside the complex, sometimes even with the help of officials.
Jelenleg a Rangunban talalhato Panditarama Kolostor es Meditacios Kozpont apatja, ahol is azsiai es nyugati szerzeteseket es vilagiakat tanit.
At times the researchers felt that the officials were presenting a very rosy picture of their behaviour towards the inmates which was far from reality. While some of them expressed unhappiness over the way the judicial and the law and order system of the country worked. Some were so distraught by the quality of food that they undertook Vipassana just to ensure that they get good quality food. Problems of food quantity, food quality, over crowding in barracks, inability to meet family members– all added to the discomfort of life at Tihar.
Some of the prisoners however expressed contentment with the way things were; adding that what they were getting was more than they (their deeds) deserved.
A majority of the inmates interviewed expressed the need for prison officials to undertake Vipassana themselves. They even quoted examples of the changes they had observed in the jail officials who had attended Vipassana camps.



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