Poll

You started Vipassana Because

I had personal Problems and wanted to solve them
Heard good things about it from near and dear
To remove Stress and depression
Better Health
Improve concentration

Author Topic: Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation  (Read 1979 times)

Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation
« on: May 02, 2008, 03:51:44 PM »
Please let me know the reason that made you learn and do Vipassana Meditation.

Matthew

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Re: Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 04:49:06 PM »
Vipassana Beginner,

I have changed the poll so people can tick any number of boxes because for many people there will be more than one reason that they started meditation. I hope you don't mind me doing this - I think the results might make more sense this way.

In the Dhamma,

Matthew
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Re: Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 04:54:50 PM »
thank you TIB. Its more appropriate now... :)

Flipasso

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Re: Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 11:02:07 PM »
I always had a "crush" on the idea Mediation.
I had personal problems due to drugs, and one day in the drug site I found an article about meditation. That's where my journey begun....

thedublab

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Re: Trigger to learn and do Vipassana Meditation
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 12:36:36 AM »
I first got interested in meditation following a conversation I had with a friend during a break for lunch on the banks of a river. We were discussing Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, amongst other things.

My first real step on the path was taken after I stopped by Samye Ling monastery while touring the Scottish Highlands; a monk (Sen) handed me a copy of Seeing the Way and told me to go read it. I did, and it travels with me still.