Source: www.vipassana-meditation.com | Original Post Date: July 17, 2014 –
The general response, the concept of a 7 days silent meditation course receives, is generally:
– No talking for 7 days, I could never do that
– There’s no way I’m ever getting up at 4.30am every day
– You are a weirdo
– No access to technology? No Mobile? No email? F**k that.
It’s important to fully understand the reasons why Vipassana should be undertaken and how the process works before jumping to conclusions.
We’ve collated five things everyone should know about Vipassana Meditation.
1. IT’S NOT A RELIGION
There is no worshipping of any entity or involvement of any religion; it’s non-secular. It’s open to anyone from any religion or faith, including of course, those who do not hold any religious beliefs at all.
In Vipassana meditation you focus only internally. The experience comes from within the self.
2. YOU SHOULD NEVER PAY FOR VIPASSANA. IT’S FREE GLOBALLY.
Vipassana Meditation centres are completely free with no ulterior motives. You can be anywhere in the world and sit as many courses as you like, they only accept donations if you chose too and there’s no pressure.
3. ACHIEVE CRYSTAL CLEAR MASTERY OF THE MIND
By observing yourself for such an extended period, you gain an incredibly unique understanding of the mind and body. You learn to master the emotions and simultaneous gain immense clarity in thought. Users often report of significantly more balanced approach to daily life, being one of the major benefits.
4. SILENCE FOR THAT LONG IS NOT THAT HARD
Impossible you think! In meditation, there isn’t a time for talking, and so it tends not bother those who undertake it, once they learn the technique.
5. HAPPINESS IS THE ULTIMATE AIM OF VIPASSANA
The main mantra expressed in Vipassana is ‘be happy.’ Everyone’s idea of happiness is different in the external world. The experience aims to promote happiness is all aspects of your life which ultimately positively impacts those you encounter too.
Personally, Vipassana meditation changed my life. I’m more balanced, more mindful of those around me and much happier with this new perspective of the world. Meditation is now part of my everyday routine.
If you have any questions on Vipassana, please comment below, we will respond.