I’ve just completed my 2nd Vipassana 10 day silent meditation course near Quezon City, Philippines.
I talk about the experience and what I have got out of it.
You are amazing Mark. As I listened to my Open Heart Meditation last night I was thinking of you and my monkey mind was flitting around but I always say a prayer for you at some stage during the meditation.
Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.
Thanks for the great video. I’ve just gotten back from three months of sitting and serving at a Vipassana centre and have been looking for a way to sum up what it is I go through to people who haven’t sat a course. This sums it up quite nicely. 🙂
If you get the chance I highly recommend serving a 10 day course. It’s just as incredible but in a very different way.
Thanks Edwina, Yes I might try serving in India
Very good description of what Vipassana is all about. Reminded me of my own 10 day course in Japan.
where have you followed your “Vipassana 10 days silent meditation” ?
Thanks for those informations
Great video Mark. I’m not sure that I could manage ten days sitting still and trying to avoid thoughts of the past and thoughts of the future. It must be a challenge, but no doubt a good way to gain some control of our wandering minds! Ginny and I have good friends who’ve even been on 60 Vipassana retreats. I don’t know how they do it. I’ve been reading a little about neuroscience and mindfulness lately and it seems that there is solid evidence for the benefits of mindfulness and that meditation helps train our brains to better achieve it. Here’s one of the pieces I read recently which came to mind as soon as I saw your video. .http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~britta/SUN_July11_Baime.pdf