Vipassana

Vipassana

Postby HappyCat » Sun May 31, 2009 12:38 am

Hi all;
Came across this on my look-abouts.

Amidst all of the madness it is sometimes hard to find that place within, as I have found. For anyone interested in having time out to find themselves, this sounds good to me.

Although their timetable seems strict, I believe this could help; after all, it is only 10 days, and the whole thing is free so got to be worth a look.

:love: and :peace:
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http://www.dhamma.org/en/vipassana.shtml
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Re: Vipassana

Postby Veronica » Sun May 31, 2009 11:32 am

Hmmm ... interesting.

The first step is, for the period of the course, to abstain from killing, stealing, sexual activity, speaking falsely, and intoxicants. This simple code of moral conduct serves to calm the mind, which otherwise would be too agitated to perform the task of self-observation.

That's me, anyway.
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Re: Vipassana

Postby the_common_law_reverend_kenny » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:16 am

it's a good way to pause the world at least... :sun:

nice one .. :yes:
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Re: Vipassana

Postby barefoot » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:36 am

If you want an effective tool for calming the mind then it doesn't get any better than audio visual entrainment technology; it works wonders for me - here is a link for more information - http://mymindspa.eu
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Re: Vipassana

Postby HappyCat » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:41 pm

barefoot wrote:If you want an effective tool for calming the mind then it doesn't get any better than audio visual entrainment technology; it works wonders for me - here is a link for more information - http://mymindspa.eu


At £350 a go.....hmmmm :no:
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Re: Vipassana

Postby barefoot » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:37 am

Its not £350 - the price is in dollars. Its something that helps people with studying, depression, ADD, ADHD, and is a reliable alternative to pharmaceutical drugs.

It also gets you results far quicker than any meditation practice and is more enriching for the brain. There is much research supporting it and in my mind the benefits justify the price!
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Re: Vipassana

Postby kliff » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:06 am

Having spent 3 months in a Buddhist Monastery I can truly say I found it most enlightening experience and live by that experience/enlightenment the best I can :hug:
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Re: Vipassana

Postby zenpassedthetest » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:50 am

food for thought...........................some very interesting topics discussed :yes:


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