Vipassana Meditation Feeds The Art of Living
Vipassana Meditation is a practical method of self-awareness that allows one to face tensions and problems of daily life in a calm and balanced way.
Now that I have completed the 10-day residential course I find it challenging to find the right blog words to adequately explain the range of emotions and mind/body sensations experienced.
The weeks following an intense 10 day immersion into Vipassana quickly reveal that deeply personal, sensation based, experiences are not easily re-articulated on an intellectual blogging platform. Words shared via social media do little justice to the true art of learning and experiencing Vipassana Meditation. Simply put ‘this is first and foremost an experiential path, and not just an intellectual exercise.
Quite frankly at the time of this writing this post I feel little desire to explain ‘things’ to anyone or seek any external validation that this stuff really works! Perhaps my sentiment will change over time?
As a result of surrendering myself to the 10 day Vipassana Centre I am a radically changed man! — I know it, the people near and dear to me know it, and that’s all that matters. – Dan Trepanier
Only a diligent student of Vipassana will relate to my perspective and chuckle in agreement that the end of the course is just the beginning of the journey.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.
This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The natural laws underlying one’s thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood.
Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.
Go Meditate or Learn to MEDITATE!
Vipassana Meditation Feeds The Art Of Living
Sit in a comfortable position in the most peaceful room of your house. Imagine the place where you would like to be right now and relax. Close your eyes and think about that place.
Now that you have opened your eyes, let me ask you something - what is your favorite food? Mine is meditation. Yes, meditation is the type of food because it feeds both your body and your soul. Bon appétit.
Live. Love. Learn meditation. Be the artist of your peace.