Vipassana Meditation – For the Advanced Connoisseur of Meditation and Spiritual Connection

I have mentioned on many occasions that the key to tapping into the world of cosmic energies is through our breath. The constant and perpetual flow of air in and out of our body has something very mystical to it. It is also life giving. Every second of every minute of our existence. We take our breath as a routine act, something that works, similar to our heartbeat, without us having to do anything at all; we do not even have to think the process. The system functions perfectly whether we are awake or asleep, run a marathon or relax while reading a book by the fire.

My life consists of shifting the paradigms we are in. By doing so we can burst through barriers we previously thought impossible to overcome.

By changing how we perceive our breath, from an automatic routine function to a conscious and deliberate act, we can turn our world upside down. We can become the master of our own universe. Many times I have been encouraging you to consciously breathe. Deliberately letting in the life giving oxygen. Slowly guiding it through our trachea into our lungs and then onward into our belly to then accompanying the now transformed life force out of our system again. The deliberate and conscious repetition of this act over a long period of time, minutes, hours, and even days and weeks, will catapult you into a dimension of awareness and oneness you never knew existed.

I admit that such a practice is very hard to establish on your own while you are trapped in your daily routine. It is much easier, nonetheless a major challenge, if you had some guidance. For those of you who are ready to make the jump and experience something profound I can recommend taking a residential Vipassana Meditation course.

There you will learn during their introductory 12-day silent meditation course Buddha’s original meditation technique. Your entire time will be dedicated to yourself and your experience. 12 days of silence, cut off from your regular duties and daily distractions you will have an opportunity to dive deep into your own soul and through that connect with the universe. Goenka, the spiritual master who introduced the technique to the West will share his knowledge and wisdom with you during his entertaining video lectures in the evening. The course is free. Every single person working there is a volunteer. And all of them have done the course a couple of times before donating their time and labor so that you can have this wonderful experience of solitude and interconnection.

I did my first Vipassana Meditation retreat in December of 2008. It changed my life. A profound experience. I had no idea what I was capable of. Now I know that one can indeed “survive” 12 hours of daily meditation, sitting on your butt, getting up at 4:00 a.m. to only fall asleep by midnight. Incredible.

I am already looking forward to my next retreat. My aim is to qualify for their 30-day long silent retreat. It will take me a couple of years before I will qualify, but I am already looking forward to it.

Are you ready for this? Are you ready for this life altering experience? If so, then simply sign up online – you will not regret this experience!

To close with Goenka’s words: “Be happy!”

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4 Responses to “Vipassana Meditation – For the Advanced Connoisseur of Meditation and Spiritual Connection”  

  1. 1 Balasingam

    I have been practicing vipassana medition since April 2010 every single day for not less than two hours in weekdays and at least two and a half hours on weekends. I went to the Mr Goenka’s meditation course in Hereford twice and have scheduled to be there in coming April. I really like to be there every year and to be there for 30 days practice as well. This practice has been improving my way of living with calm, peace and happiness. I really like to share my experience with someone who like to go beyond the insight sensations to order to advance my technique in vipassana meditation.

  2. 2 Q Moayad

    Hey Balasingam, thank you very much for your input. I admire you for your commitment: two hours of daily Vipassana meditation is an achievement and wonderful – I wish very much that I were as dedicated as you. You are certainly right – Vipassana meditation has a major calming impact on one’s life. Have a wonderful 2012, warmly, Q

  3. 3 cane corso

    Excellent site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any forums that
    cover the same topics talked about here? I’d really love to be a part
    of group where I can get feed-back from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

    Thank you!

  4. 4 Q Moayad

    Hey Cane,

    Thank you for your input and question. There are a ton of forums out there covering spiritual topics, though regrettably I cannot suggest you any as I am not too involved with any of the them. 

    Good luck,

    Q

     

     

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