Featuring Vipassana Meditation can accounts
by practitioners living everyday lives, this introduction to Vipassana
of Vipassana Meditation meditation provides
a way for readers to learn more about its benefits. Explained is
what takes place before, during, and to Vipassana
Meditation after a ten-day silent meditation retreat. Each
participant follows the same discipline: silence, a basic moral
code known as the five precepts, a prescribed timetable, a vegetarian
diet, other Vipassana Meditation and
a commitment to practicing only what is taught at the retreat.
This first-person Vipassana Meditation still
account of the retreat reveals the challenges and benefits of facing
reality head-on through direct observation and of learning to Vipassana
Meditation observe instead of reacting to thoughts, emotions,
and sensations. In addition, the ways in which Vipassana meditation
techniques are applied to individuals, institutions, children, prisoners,
work places, and fields of science and social action are examined.
Although based on the teachings of the Buddha, the practice of Vipassana
as illustrated in this book has broad appeal to other religious
and nonsectarian audiences.
Comments: For someone wanting
a general overview of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka,
The Art of Living by William Hart is good. But for someone wanting
an idea of what an intense 10-day Vipassana course of this type
is like and how it can affect one's life, these personal accounts
by people from all walks of life (business people, teachers, students,
prisoners, priests, health-care professionals, etc.) from many different
national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds give valuable perspectives.