This style of vipassana meditation is derived from Theravada Buddhism . I attended the Vipassana meditation course – a 10 day silent program that focuses on observing the breath and bodily sensations. Every Day we all had to get up at 4.30 a.m for meditation.
Vipassana as per me can be self transformation through self observation. In vipassana 10 days we can only learn the technique but the cleaning and self stability process is a gradual process and it will come gradually. It doesnt mean that if we attend one course or two course of vipassana then we will be able to overcome our stress, anger and short temper.
Vipassana enables us to experience peace and harmony: it purifies the mind, freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering.
During ten days we have to refrain from reading and writing, and suspend any religious practices or other disciplines.The day begins with daily schedule of ten hours of sitting meditation with breaks at will..It is indeed difficult to do as each one of us have a habit of talking non stop and indulge in constant communication with the outer world. Its very difficult to control the temptation of communication. I need to speak i need to look at some one. i need to smile. Its a constant war inside for 10 days to restrict oneself from communication.
For a talkative person like me who smiles and giggles every second… it was difficult to be quiet. There was a one of time when i wanted to write something, i wanted to pen down my thoughts, i wanted to list things i have to do when i will get out of vipassana, i wanted to list down m emotions for the people who matter in life, etc.
It was diff. for me to keep my mind calm and be quiet. It made me realize the people who matter the most in life – not the ones i respect or look up to be like them , not the friends not the rich and not the glamorous. They were the ones i truly love.
For 10 days my life stopped but time dint. Time was running and i was standing still to feel myself. It made me realize no matter what i am growing old and each seconds is rushing by. There is no time to concentrate on one person, hating one concept or idea or ideology. The time should be used for self construction and growth. IF i am good everything around me is going to be automatically good.
Vipassana is one of the very few good things i have done for myself. I have started a journey for self control and i feel the joy everyday when i do meditation.
Below picture of Vipassana Meditation Center