Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana is a buddhist meditation technique involving focus on bodily sensations. It is a form of mindfulness meditation. The technique is taught mainly through ten day meditation retreats.

Here is another post about Vipassana meditation, which means to see things as they really are. This is a Buddhist practice and is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.

The ABC has recorded an interview with the Queensland area teacher conducted at the Vipassana Centre at Pomona. This interview is available on the link below and provides a sound basic description of the Vipassana technique.

During each of the 10 day ‘sits’ I have undertaken I have had very deep experiences that have shifted some block inside my emotional self enabling me to see things ‘the way they are’ and not ‘as they appear to be’. It can be a painful process but is ultimately very rewarding and certainly promotes an awareness of the moment. That is all there is.

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Buddha imageVipassana is a form of meditation focusing on the observation of bodily sensations. Participants learn not to react to either painful or pleasurable sensations, but just to observe these sensations as they arise and pass away.  This technique encourages mindfulness and awareness and has a growing reputation for helping addicts. Vipassana meditators claim that through practice they can become permanently free of all negative behaviors—addiction included.

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