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Posted by dj on August 23, 1999, at 9:53:56

Anyone have any experience with this meditation technique and if so have any of you done a ten day retreat with them and if so how did you find it??

"What Vipassana is not:

It is not a rite or ritual based on blind faith.
It is neither an intellectual nor a philosophical entertainment.
It is not a rest cure, a holiday, or an opportunity for socializing.
It is not an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.

What Vipassana is:

`It is a technique that will eradicate suffering.
`It is an art of living that one can use to make positive contributions to society.
`It is a method of mental purification which allows one to face life's tensions and problems in a calm, balanced way.

Vipassana meditation aims at the highest spiritual goals of total liberation and full enlightenment. Its purpose is never simply to cure physical disease. However, as a by-product of mental purification, many psychosomatic diseases are eradicated. in fact, Vipassana eliminates the three causes of all unhappiness: craving, aversion and ignorance. With continued practice, the meditation releases the tensions developed in everyday life, opening the knots tied by the old habit of reacting in an unbalanced way to pleasant and unpleasant situations. ... Although Vipassana meditation is beneficial for most people, it is not a substitute for medical or psychiatric treatment and we do not recommend it for people with serious psychiatric disorders. ...

The following timetable for the course has been designed be maintain the continuity of practice. For best results students are advised to follow it as closely as possible.

4:00 a.m.---------------------Morning wake-up bell

4:30-6:30 a.m.----------------Meditate in the hall or your own room

6:30-8:00 a.m.----------------Breakfast break

8:00-9:00 a.m.----------------GROUP MEDITATION IN THE HALL

9:00-11:00 a.m.---------------Meditate in the hall or your own room

11:00-12:00 noon--------------Lunch break

12noon-1:00 p.m.--------------Rest and interviews with the teacher

1:00-2:30 p.m.----------------Meditate in the hall or your own room

2:30-3:30 p.m.----------------GROUP MEDITATION IN THE HALL

3:30-5:00 p.m.----------------Meditate in the hall or your own room

5:00-6:00 p.m.----------------Tea break

6:00-7:00 p.m.----------------GROUP MEDITATION IN THE HALL

7:00-8:15 p.m.----------------Teacher's Discourse in the hall

8:15-9:00 p.m.----------------GROUP MEDITATION IN THE HALL

9:00-9:30 p.m.----------------Question time in the hall

9:30 p.m.---------------------Retire to your own room--Lights out "




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