My 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Experience

Vipassana Meditation Website: http://www.dhamma.org/
Read my full experience here: http://sheenajean.com/my-vipassana-meditation-experience/

My Vipassana Meditation experience was life-transforming. I am not being paid or compensated in any way for creating this video review. I am simply doing it because the course truly helped me in my life and I highly recommend everyone try it.

There are three parts to this meditation:

1. Anapana – focusing on the breath and the sensations of the breath. This is what we practiced for the first 3 days of the course to help sharpen the mind and prepare for the actual Vipassana technique.

2. Vipassana – observing the sensations of the body without craving, revoltion or any kind of reaction at all. By observing the sensations, you train your subconscious mind at the deepest level to change its habit pattern of reacting. You gain a deeper understanding of “dhamma” the law of nature and that all things are constantly changing and nothing is permanent. Therefore, we should not become attached to any sensation, no matter how pleasant or unpleasant, because the sensation will not last. The law of nature is universal and applies to everything.

3. Metta – this part of the meditation in which you focus your thoughts on love, kindness and compassion for all beings.

My Recommendations:
1. Find a comfortable sitting position the first day you are there, so you can begin focusing right away on the meditation instead of how uncomfortable you are.

2. Don’t be afraid to talk with the assistant teachers about any questions or confusion you have about the technique.

3. Don’t beat yourself up when you find your mind wandering or are having a hard time focusing.

All the best to you!

Vipassana Meditation and Body Sensation: Eilona Ariel at TEDxJaffa 2013

Eilona Ariel is a documentary filmmaker whose work was deeply inspired by her life in Asia and her practice of the ancient meditation technique called Vipassana.

She moved to New York City in 1978 and spent nine years studying and working as a musician and a photographer. In 1980, she received a diploma from the Germain School of Photography. She left the USA in 1987 to spend several years living in Asia. In 1995 she returned to Israel and established the Karuna Films Production Company together with Ayelet Menahemi.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

For more information on Vipassana, see http://www.dhamma.org

See more on Doing Time, Doing Vipassana & Karuna Films at http://www.karunafilms.com

For more talks from this event, go to http://www.tedxjaffa.com

Thai Vipassana For Beginners Lesson One – “So Where do You Practice?”

Introduction to Thai Kammathana Vipassana for Lay Persons who wish to integrate serious applied practice into their daily lives. Applied Vipassana for the Real World, Practiced and Understood as it should be.
Please visit my project to introduce practical Thai Forest tradition Buddhist Vipassana to the English Speaking World – http://dharmathai.com