vipassana Meditation 101:Retreats and Benefits For Beginners

Meditating under a tree.

Vipassana meditation is the meditation of gaining insight,the technique is taught in a Vipassana center for beginners,it’s a 10 day retreat.

Let’s dive a little deeper into the topic!!

What is Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana meditation is one of the oldest forms of meditation which was rediscovered by Siddhartha Gautama officially known as The Buddha which means someone who has attained enlightenment.

The Buddha taught this very same technique to his disciples , to all the people that came to him to learn.

Practicing Vipassana meditation technique many followers attained Buddha hood.People were seen to be coming out of their miseries and sufferings.

Many centuries after the death of Buddha the technique got lost from India.Meditation was still there but the purity was lost.Something was missing.

Fortunately Vipassana Meditation is still taught in many parts of the World.The technique was brought back to India by S.N Goenka and spread in many countries.

You maybe wondering where you can learn the technique as a beginner,well i have got you covered.

Vipassana Meditation Technique Overview

To practice vipassana you first need to practice anna panna meditation.

Anna Panna meditation is a form of meditation in which you observe your natural breath to gain a certain level of awareness or say concentration.

After you have gained a certain level of concentration,you start being aware of sensations in your body.

sensation is any thing that you feel on your body ,it could be sweat,heat cold,pain etc.

You have to watch the sensations without reacting towards it.

Know the sensations are impermanent and just observe them with a balanced mind.

Vipassana Meditation centers

Vipassana Meditation Technique is taught in about 94 countries. So you don’t need to worry too much finding one that is suitable for you.

The best solution to finding a vipassana Meditation Center would be looking in Dhamma.org

Vipassana Retreat

To learn vipassana meditation you need to go for a 10 day course often called a 10 day vipassana retreat.

you read that right pal:

The most fascinating thing about a 10 day vipassana retreat is that you have to keep your mouth shut for 10 days and you are not even allowed to talk using gestures.

During your stay in a vipassana meditation center most of your time will be focused on practicing the technique.

Non veg food is not provided in a center, the food is pure veg .

There are many other things but i don’t want to spoil your first vipassana retreat.It’s a wonderful experience.

Benefits of vipassana meditation

Vipassana Meditation is a very wonderful technique to learn.

If you practice in the correct way you may begin to see the benefits at the end of 10 days course or even sonner.

It depends on the time and quality of effort.

Vipassana meditation is also quoted as the by Art Of Living SN Goenka and it indeed is.

  • Calm mind
  • You become compassionate
  • You become very relaxed
  • Depression cures
  • Low anxieties
  • You make Better Decisions
  • Quality of your sleep Increases
  • Less reactive and more Proactive
  • High concentration.

These benefits are just the by products , there is much more to the technique than just these little benefits.

If you really interested in practicing Vipassana Meditation i highly recommend that you should go for a 10 days retreat.

To help you choose a center for your 10 day Vipassana retreat i have provided my own choice:

Best location for Vipassana Meditation (My choice)

Have you heard of sikkim!!

if not that add it on your must travel to bucket list: It’s heavenly:

There are two Vipassana meditation center in sikkim

  1. Dhamma sikkim
  2. Dhamma sineru

I usually go to Dhamma sineru for my 10 Day retreat as it is in a very wonderful location. The center there is engulfed by nature.

The peacefulness of the place and the beautiful views makes it really a wonderful location.

Here’s a quick question!!

Have you taken a 10 day vipassana course ?

How was it like?

leave the answer in the comment !!

8 thoughts on “vipassana Meditation 101:Retreats and Benefits For Beginners”

  1. No, i haven’t take vipasanna course but after reading this its facts ……..i like the discipline of buddha who taught to everyone …..
    Thankyou

      1. Definitely a great read! You are doing an excellent job by introducing this ancient method to the world. I wish you all the best on your blogging journey!

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