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Vipassana Meditation Forum => Under The Banyan Tree => Topic started by: rob on August 29, 2014, 08:53:35 PM

Title: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: rob on August 29, 2014, 08:53:35 PM
A lot of our thinking is repetitive. We think always in the same endless loop. This way of thinking is not very effective. The period of 10 days meditation and silence will it make our thinking more effective and let us see the reality more objectively, not based on the future and past models/simulation generated by the brain.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: Matthew on August 30, 2014, 04:10:47 AM
10 days are baby steps in meditation. It takes much more to escape conditioning.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: rob on August 30, 2014, 07:35:17 AM
Interesting it was for me a hard time 4 am waking and 9 pm sleeping. All day meditating with the surrealistic surrounding of not communicating. But i have heard that 10 days is the minimum time spent to have some effect.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: Matthew on September 02, 2014, 12:15:40 PM
10 days is no small feat - my post was not to undermine the discipline showed or results obtained, just to be clear that it's a beginning, a foundation. A good foundation to work from.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: Spiny Norman on September 24, 2014, 01:46:11 PM
10 days is no small feat - my post was not to undermine the discipline showed or results obtained, just to be clear that it's a beginning, a foundation. A good foundation to work from.

Are the 10 day retreats held in silence?  I find silence on retreats really helpful for calming the mind.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: Tobin on September 24, 2014, 09:57:28 PM
10 days is no small feat - my post was not to undermine the discipline showed or results obtained, just to be clear that it's a beginning, a foundation. A good foundation to work from.

Are the 10 day retreats held in silence?  I find silence on retreats really helpful for calming the mind.

Yes, the Goenka retreats are 10 days of silence, although you can speak with your manager about any issues you may have.
Title: Re: effect of vipassana meditation on our thinking
Post by: Matthew on September 25, 2014, 02:43:24 AM
10 days is no small feat - my post was not to undermine the discipline showed or results obtained, just to be clear that it's a beginning, a foundation. A good foundation to work from.

Are the 10 day retreats held in silence?  I find silence on retreats really helpful for calming the mind.

That's why the meditation Suttas start with, "The monk having taken himself to a secluded place ..."

In silence you can hear your body and mind :)