The meaning of the word Vipassana in Pali language (an ancient language of the Indian subcontinent) is an insight into the true nature of reality, to see things as they really are.
Vipassana Meditation is an ancient meditation technique, ‘it is a way to self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.’
[taken from the Vipassana Meditation official website]
I’m a Vipassana student. I’m not a teacher and I’m not qualified to teach it. As an enthusiastic student of this technique, I’d like to tell as many people as possible about it, so they may benefit from it as well.
Vipassana has been a life-changer for me and for many other people I know. The experience in a Vipassana course differs from one person to the other, so it is very hard and ultimately impossible to describe “what’s it like”.
As a Vipassana student, I will be more than happy to share my personal experience with anyone who would like to know. I encourage you to look into the official Vipassana Meditation website because I know for myself this is a much rewarding path to go through.
One of the changes it had brought into the lives of so many is beautifully shown in the documentary movie ‘Doing Time, Doing Vipassana’, showing the massive positive change that was brought by implementing the technique inside an Indian jail.
You are welcome to watch!
Another heartwarming example of the massive change Vipassana meditation brought into the walls of a prison is presented in the documentary ‘Dhamma Brothers’. In this film, we are going into a maximum security prison in Alabama, USA and witness the extraordinary journey the inmates have been through with Vipassana.