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My first retreat!Have a look
« on: June 01, 2008, 06:15:58 AM »
Friends, you will be exciting to know that I have just attended 10 days Vipasanna meditation. I just made my decision on the morning of the commence journey in spite of many personal and family problems. Well. It was indeed a thrilling experience for me. First 3 days, I felt great practicing anpana. Sleep seems to get disturbed from 4th day when Vipassana was first introduced. On 6th and 7th days condition was worse for me. I felt totally insane and depressed (I cried sometime as strange pain emanating from inside) and I have not slept for even a single minute on those 2 days. Very forcibly, I resisted the temptation of escaping from the prison (it seems like that way that time). From 9th day onwards, I felt great serenity within. In short, though it was not very pleasurable for me, yet I learned many lessons of life from this stay apart from the wonderful Anapana and Vipassana. Glad to know feedbacks from all. Happy Metta to all.


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Re: My first retreat!Have a look
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 08:27:38 AM »
What an intense experience Sandip. Now you can take what you have learned and continue to practice at home and deepen your knowledge of yourself.

In the Dhamma,

~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~


Re: My first retreat!Have a look
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 02:34:51 PM »
Glad to know you finally got the retreat you so long wanted...
... eventhough it was probably not what you expected.
Keep up the good work.



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