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This will be a long review since there is a lot to say! The Rules There a few strict rules that you have to follow during the retreat: There are 2 times each day when you can ask an assistant teacher questions if necessary, but otherwise the entire retreat is completely void of communication.
Goenka teaching about the meditation and his philosophies on lifeand a couple breaks, the day is full. A side note on food: You only get breakfast and lunch, and then fruit and tea for dinner — but surprisingly it is enough, I suppose because the physical activity is so minimal.
The first 2 days you do nothing during meditation but concentrate on your breath. This is to relax and focus your mind and get yourself in tune with your body — you also discover how out of control you mind actually is, but you get better at focusing and controlling it.
For the next 1. Then for the rest of the retreat you take your now somewhat tamed and focused mind and focus it part by part throughout the rest of your body, with tweaks each day on how you do that.
They say that your body and mind are very closely related, and the effects of everything that happens to you are stored in your body as some sort of tension, or some sensation, or something. For example, say you experience a painful rejection by an audience while doing an oral presentation when you are young.
The effect of the rejection would be stored in your body somehow. From then on that affects you, and you feel nervous doing presentations. When you are meditating, and relaxed and in tune with your body, and equanimous indifferent, just observing yourself objectively, feeling neither craving nor aversion to anythingthe Sankharas start coming up to the surface.
The idea is that when you just observe the physical manifestations of the Sankharas with equanimity, and they arise and pass away, the Sankharas get eradicated, along with their effects on you.
Before going on the retreat, I though that this meant I would start feeling various emotions, or having memories come into my mind, etc, but actually you only feel physical sensations. You continue doing this until you are free of all your conditioning takes a lot more than 10 days — it could take many lifetimes — but 10 days is supposed to be a good first step.
On the retreat you do cultivate some other good skills and attributes, such as equanimity, etc, but really the goal is to undo your conditioning.
Interesting But Not Really Relevant I had a hard time getting to sleep at night, because I could not turn the sensations off, and they were very distracting and kept me up. They say that what the sensations are that you are experiencing are irrelevant. What matters is that you simply remain aware of them and equanimous to them.2 months ago* I did a day meditation retreat, put on the by torosgazete.com organization (they have centers all over the world, including one a few hours from me).
This will be a long review since there is a lot to say! They teach a specific type of meditation called “Vipassana Meditation”. One Line A Day — A 5-year journal and memory book. Revisit thoughts and memories: This classic 5-year journal and memory book is the perfect way to track the ups and downs and progress of your life, day-by-day, during 5 years.
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The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. By THE NEW YORK TIMES. I. Albion’s Seed by David Fischer is a history professor’s nine-hundred-page treatise on patterns of early immigration to the Eastern United States.
It’s not light reading and not the sort of thing I would normally pick up. I read it anyway on the advice of people who kept telling me it .
I. Albion’s Seed by David Fischer is a history professor’s nine-hundred-page treatise on patterns of early immigration to the Eastern United States. It’s not light reading and not the sort of thing I would normally pick up. I read it anyway on the advice of people who kept telling me it .