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OfflinePhishgrrl
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Anyone familiar with Vipassana?
    #3161621 - 09/21/04 09:08 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I am thinking of going to this 10 day silent meditation retreat. My friend turned me onto it. It sounds really amazing. In fact, I know it is.  :heart:

Anyone with experience in it?  http://www.dhamma.org/


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161641 - 09/21/04 09:11 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Wow, that sounds truly awesome.  Yes, I think that if you can go, you should.  :heart:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161647 - 09/21/04 09:12 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

i would love to spend 10 days in silence
sounds great


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161653 - 09/21/04 09:14 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

looks awesome! i'm going to look into it myself :laugh:  :sun:
merci beaucoup


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Merkin]
    #3161674 - 09/21/04 09:18 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Cool. My friend has been doing it for 20 years. He is one of the most soulful amazing people I have ever met. When he gets back from those retreats, you can just FEEL the energy all around him. No kidding. You look into his eyes and feel blown away.

The retreats are all over the world and are free. Good luck and tell us what you decide. :smile:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161726 - 09/21/04 09:24 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Sounds awesome. I should be going to a sesshin pretty soon (7 days of zen meditation, with talking only during interviews with your teacher and ritual chants). Retreats are the shiznit. :thumbup:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161744 - 09/21/04 09:28 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)





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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161778 - 09/21/04 09:31 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: TinTree]
    #3161782 - 09/21/04 09:32 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Cool, TinTree. Have you been before? That is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. :smile:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3161813 - 09/21/04 09:37 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Sometimes there is nothing more precious than silence.


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3162328 - 09/21/04 11:04 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

Nope, it'll be my first one. Finally buckling down to make a deep commitment to spiritual progress. I can't wait. :sun:


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3162729 - 09/22/04 12:29 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

I've heard the first time is really hard and tiresome unless you are very experienced with meditation. I have been meditating for a couple months and still can only do it for an hour or so before it gets too uncomfortable. I will be going to one in Colorado hopefully
Have fun


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3163666 - 09/22/04 06:25 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

hey Phishgirl, i did a 10 day vipassana in Cambodia back in 98 - an enriching experience  :thumbup:

i haven't meditated like that since, but the experience changed me. i am cautious of any advice to ignore all wanting/not wanting, as this removal of 'passion' from life can be a backward step if taken to excess, but overall i'd certainly recommend a dip into vipassana. great books too (read 'the art of living' if you get a chance).

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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3163689 - 09/22/04 07:05 AM (12 years, 10 months ago)

What if you fart real loud or something? Do you get kicked out?



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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #23468593 - 07/23/16 10:46 AM (1 year, 24 days ago)

Have done about 20 of these retreats over many years.
These are a fabulous foundation for living a successful life....


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Buddy Boy]
    #23468690 - 07/23/16 11:30 AM (1 year, 24 days ago)

S.N. Goenka 10-day vipassana retreats are free....and powerful experiences.
The Insight Meditation retreats are not free....but NICE ! (California & Massachusetts)


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Buddy Boy]
    #23468757 - 07/23/16 11:55 AM (1 year, 24 days ago)

Wow... Talk about synchronicity, a shaman-esque friend I was asking for grounding guidance from,  told me he thinks Vipassana would be really good for me. Then someone revives this 11 year old thread!? I need to make time for this to happen eventually.


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Re: Anyone familiar with Vipassana? [Re: Bomb Diggity]
    #23470719 - 07/23/16 11:40 PM (1 year, 24 days ago)

I don't formally meditate but read and listen to music for around 4 hours daily,have done many brain imaging studies and techs always comment on my alpha waves


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