I was inspired to do a 10 day residential Vipassana meditation course by my Indian teacher when I lived in Vancouver. During our classes, Yulia shared her experience of taking a 10 day meditation course called Vipassana. There is no charge for the course – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. Meditation helps a lot if you want to find yourself, if you have questions or are just confused about life.
Dining hall, kitchen, fully air-conditioned dhamma hall and male & female residences accommodating aprox 100 students for 10 day course.
Dining hall, kitchen, air conditioned dhamma hall and male & female residences accommodating aprox 30 students for short courses. The latter means to see things as they really are, that is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation.
I remember myself for the first four days thinking about one particular thought all the time that drove me nuts.In fact, our mind can be compared to a record player as it keeps playing the same thoughts To top it, the modern obsession with multi-tasking adds to the woes. It has been mentally hard to be on my own here without my friends from home, internet and yummy food.


All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit from it. We were starting to meditate for 10 minutes at a time and slowly increased that time a few minutes every class. More than ever, it has become important to learn to relax and live wisely in the present moment. However, students are free to contact the management about their any needs, and to speak with the instructor. There are about ten hours of meditation throughout the day, interspersed with regular breaks and rest periods. Vipassana meditation also called insight meditation is a basic approach used by diverse traditions.
We get attached to those things quickly without realizing that we can perfectly live without them. Chairs are provided for those unable to sit comfortably on the floor because of age or a physical problem. Mahasi Sayadaw, died in 1982, was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk and meditation master who had a significant impact on the teaching of Vipassana meditation in the West and throughout Asia.


On the eleventh day, speech is resumed as a way of re-establishing the normal pattern of daily life. In his style of practice, the meditator anchors their attention on the sensations of the rising and falling of the abdomen during breathing, paying attention to sensations or thoughts.
Continuity of practice is the secret of success in this course; silence is an essential component in maintaining this continuity.
This book was published in Burma by the Budhasasananuggaha Organization for free distribution. Use the search function above to find our free PDF ebooks or use the category list to browse to books. This online library project is still under development and we are adding new e-books every day. He shares how he wanted to run away after the first day and how he even packed his suitcase, but one woman asked him to give this program another trial day.



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