Monday, July 1, 2024

What is Vipassana Meditation? Goenka's 10-Day Course Explained

Goenka's 10-Day Vipassana meditation course attracts people from all backgrounds who seek an immersive, intense, and potentially life-changing experience.  Most people though, know very little about this meditation technique and the course structure before joining the course. 

I know that was my case. That's why I've decided to try to explain, in layman’s terms, what is Vipassana meditation and what exactly you do during the 10-day Vipassana meditation course.  So I hope that old and new students will find this article helpful.  
Sunday, June 2, 2024

3 Things I Hated about Goenka's 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Course

Things I Hated About Vipassana Meditation Course

Goenka's 10-day Vipassana Meditation Course can be a life-changing experience.   10 hours of meditation per day is really powerful.  But there were a few things I hated about the course, so much that I doubt I will ever try it again in the future.  
Saturday, May 25, 2024

There is No Aim in Meditation (Lessons From My 2nd Vipassana Retreat)

Lessons from Vipassana Meditation Course
Meditation hall at Dhamma Arunachala Meditation Center

I recently completed my second 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat (where you sit in silence and crossed-legged on the floor for 10 hours a day) and I gotta tell you, I was so glad when the course was over. I even started counting down the days from day five and told myself during the last few days that I would never do this course again.
Monday, February 19, 2024

I Started a NON-Gratitude Journal. It's Changed My Life

I know, everybody recommends having some form of gratitude practice like for instance a gratitude journal.  There are countless videos and blogs talking about it. There is even scientific research proving the mental and physical benefits of having a gratitude practice.  

Yet, instead of writing a gratitude journal, I've decided to keep a non-gratitude journal. Instead of focusing on what I feel grateful about I've decided to focus on what I don't feel grateful about.