Ten years ago, I discovered the advantages of meditation, but I couldn’t sit still for even five minutes. In 2016, a friend who meditated daily recommended Vipassana Meditation to me. Although I registered for a course in 2018, family priorities led to its cancellation. However, Vipassana always lingered in my mind as a pending journey. Finally, in 2023, I registered and attended the course.
What is Vipassana?
Vipassana is a path of self-transformation through self-observation. For me, Vipassana Meditation became one of the most precious gifts I’ve given to myself.
The Vipassana Experience includes:
- Noble Silence: Ten days of silence – no talking, writing, eye contact, or gestures.
- Digital Detox: No access to mobile phones, social media, or the outside world.
- No Physical Activity: No yoga or exercise allowed.
- Structured Schedule: Following the timetable provided by the organization, we meditated for eight to ten hours daily for ten days. Learn more
Three Key Lessons from Vipassana Meditation:
- Slowing Down
- In a fast-paced corporate world, juggling family and career, it’s easy to rush through life.
- Vipassana’s 10-day silent retreat taught me the value of slowing down.
- We often can’t control external factors, so why hurry? Slowing down allows us to care for our bodies and minds.
- The Inner Journey
- Those ten days became a profound inner journey of self-discovery.
- Self-love and self-care are essential, and they start with understanding ourselves through this inner exploration.
- Just as we plan family vacations to strengthen bonds, we should also plan self-care trips. Your body and mind will thank you.
- Embracing Impermanence
- A practical lesson from Vipassana: “Nothing is permanent; everything is impermanent in life.”
- These are just three lessons, but life continually teaches us more as we observe our daily experiences.
Each person’s Vipassana experience is unique and incomparable. I encourage you to embark on your own journey by attending a ten-day course.
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