Vipassana, an insight meditation which gives clear awareness of exactly what is happening as it happens. Vipassana is a 10 day course, teaches in numerous centres across the country.
The subject uses his concentration as a technique by which his/her awareness can chip away at wall of illusion and that cuts him off from reality. It is a long term activity, which takes years but, one day the meditator chisels through that wall and fall into the presence of light.
Vipassana: The Oldest Buddhist Meditation Practice
Vipassana is a direct and step-by-step cultivation of mindfulness and awareness. It is the oldest of Buddhist meditation practice and method comes directly from the Satipatthana Sutta (Foundation of Mindfulness), connected to the Buddha himself.
In Vipassana the subject is trained to notice every bit of his/her life. It is a set of exercises devoted to becoming more and more aware of own life experiences.
Why Focusing Breathing?
Breathing is the prime concern while practicing Vipassana because it promotes mindfulness and it soothes us.
Breathing satisfies us and keeps us away or free from negativity, delusions, greed and anger and breathing can be experienced directly without a need for thought.
Benefits of Vipassana
You slowly become aware of what you are down below the ego image.
The main teaching of Vipassana is accepting all outcomes be it good or bad.
During training, your best friend is silence. You spend 10 days in silence and in a constant state of stimulation.
The long periods of silence allow you to appreciate all of the things and people you have in your life.
Improved efficiency with time.
Myths About Vipassana
It is a life of unfulfilled wishes. Some people believed that equanimity life is very boring.
Practicing Vipassana is so "dry" with no entertainment, no communication etc.
Vipassana is for everyone. Remaining quiet for 10 days is problematic.