Hello everyone!

Hope everyone is doing good. Well, I’m doing good too. Actually I’m so excited to write this post. I wanted to write this one from so long but kept postponing it. Now wait is finally over as I’ve decided to write about My 10 Day Meditation Course experience known as Vipassana.

( It is going to be a very long post , But it will be worth ;)).

What Is Vipassana ?

Vipassna is n ancient Indian Meditation technique which is being practiced from last 2500 years. Buddha practiced & later started teaching this meditation to others.

Further, Mr. S. N. Goenka who learnt Vipassana from Sayagyi U Ba Khin for 14 years In Burma ,started teaching this technique in India from 1969. Since then people from all over world have learnt & got benefitted from this technique. Currently it is being taught not only in India but also In Asia, Africa , Europe, America, Oceania, etc.

The word Vipassana means To see things in a special way. This meditation is not just about concentrating your mind or increasing focus on what you want. It is about controlling as well as purifying mind from all the negativities, fears & cravings.

Course Rules & Details

Here are some Rules & details about the course

  • It is a 10 day meditation course.
  • Facilities like Rooms , Food & others are provided without any charges.
  • It is a free course which is organised with help of donations done by Sadhaks.
  • All these 10 days , every sadhak has to follow “Arya-Maun“. Arya- Maun means you are not allowed to talk with anyone during the whole course. ( Except in emergency situations)
  • No eye contact with other sadhaks or anyone.
  • Wake up time to be followed is 4:00 am in the morning & sleep at 9:00pm.
  • On 10th Day after Mangal-maitri you will be allowed to speak. And next morning course is over.

What Is taught In This Course?

In vipassana, observing our mind and body is taught. There are number of sensations happening in our body all the time. This sensations are caused by our minds. Confused?

For example : When we feel angry , sensations like Increase in heartbeat , Change in breathing pattern, feeling of hotness within body ,etc arises.

Like this , every feeling has reaction on our body. Vipassana is all about observing all these sensations without reacting to them. Whether it is a good sensation or bad one.

How did I agree for it?

I’m sure you might be little confused and also bit scared by looking at rules & other details about this course. I can totally feel you. But don’t worry ,this is toally worth trying.

Last year, when I had a long break after my exams. So I was doing literally nothing those days. And my mother asked me if I would like to go for this meditation course with her & some other family members.

I have always been fascinated about meditation & I was free at that time so I said “Yes” without thinking much. Though I didn’t have any knowledge about this course when I agreed, I was actually excited to stay away from real world for 10 long days. I have always wanted to have this kind of solitude. So yeah ,I was ready for it.

Is it really that hard?

Hell Yes ! All my excitement was over in initial days only. Not because I was alone with quiet strangers or I was not allowed to speak. Because all day I was doing just meditation(Obviously with breaks). Still, the initial days are the toughest as you are not used to sit for this long & focus on your breath.

Not being allowed to talk can be a tough thing for many people who are used to talk a lot. But it was easy for me. I was enjoying staying away from the noise & pollution of the city as it was a very isolated & peaceful placeπŸ’™

My Honest Experience

First of all It is not a very easy course to do. No, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.

What’s worth won’t come easy, right?

Yeah , It was totally worth it. Hardest part for me was being close to my mother & few other family members yet not be able to meet or talk with them. There had been times when I felt like going home but I still had that thought “I want to complete it“.

And when I finally completed it , it was the best feeling. Feeling of winning a long race you’ve been running for so long. It was that kind of feeling.

When I was back home, I was much better person than before. With a lot of unknown knowledge, understanding of life, positivity & spirituality.

What Did I Learn?

A lot of things. Actually, if you want to know what I’ve learnt from this course just go through my blog. The reason why I’m able to write posts about positivity, optimism, motivation , defeating failures, etc is because of the Vipassana course.

Getting over failures, transformation from fat to fit or trying to get out of my comfort zone , all of these things were possible because of it.

Why You Should Do It?

The first thing I wanted to do when I came back home was to tell everyone else to do this mediation course. Actually everyone who does it will feel same. Because when you get to know & learn about so many things which you never knew , you want your closed one to experience it too.

But I got disappointed pretty soon. Many people are there who find meditation or any spiritual stuff as old fashioned & boring. They feel it’s unnecessary for them. Some might even make fun of it. Rarely people will actually listen & agree to do it.

Final Words

Vipassana is all about self transformation from your mind to your body. It teaches you a lot about life. It teaches you how to be a human. It teaches you the real Dharma (Religion). Not religion which we know like Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism,etc.

There’s a big myth about Vipassana. As it was being taught by Buddha , lot of people thinks that Vipassana teaches about Buddhism. No, it doesn’t. Vipassna teaches you how to live your life by kicking out all the negativities. It actually has made me appreciate & respect teachings from every religion more than I used to do before.

This is the reason why people from different castes,religions & countries have done vipassana course & still practicing in their daily life. Also in a lot of organizations once in a year 10 day course is arranged for employees.

And this course is totally free of cost. You will not be charged for food & stay too. After the completing the course you can donate as much you wish.

Cheers , if you’re still reading. Thank you for reading & your patience.

If you’ve any doubts or queries regarding the course you can comment them in comment section.

Also, I’ll write more post about vipassana. Because I still have many things to share about it. πŸ™‚


Useful Links :

Official Website – For details & applying to the course

What Is Vipassana – By Mr.S.N.Goenka (YouTube Video)

Ted Talk on Vipassna Meditation by Eilona Ariel

Vipassna Meditaion in Tihar Jail

Official Instagram – Vipassana Meditation


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57 thoughts to “10 Day Meditation Course ( Vipassana)

  • Ananya

    Amazing!!! Congratulations..You did it! πŸ‘πŸ‘Œβ˜Ί

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much Ananya !
      Do share this & whenever you get chance , Try it. πŸ™‚

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      • Ananya

        Ohkay! Sure.. My pleasure

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  • rashu2015

    I am sure it must have been a wonderful experience. To be able to meditate has not been easy for me but I can see small improvements in me when I do it for few days together. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      That’s great ! Glad to know that you are interested in meditation & learning it.

      Do look for vipassana course center nearby & do it when possible .
      Thank you πŸ™‚ Yeah , it was wonderful experience

      Reply
  • fantasynovel1

    Thank you for sharing about Vipassna that it help us to live our life by kicking out all the negativities… this is my first time knowing about Vipassna

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    • Accidental Blogger

      It’s my pleasure to share this information about Vipassana. Glad to know you found it helpful.

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Vrunda

    Wow.. there are so many different styles of meditation.. I didn’t knew this one.. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Yes !! Do explore more about it using the links I’ve shared at the end.

      Thank you for reading 😊β™₯️

      Reply
  • a.mermaid'spen_

    Beautifully written! 😍

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  • Sakshi

    Oh it’s been on my to do list since last year and still haven’t got an opportunity to go for it …infact I told my family that I will do it before the end of this year ……..

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Wow ! That’s really great. I hope you get chance to do it asap. So that we can also get to read about your Vipassana experience 😊

      Thank you for reading πŸ˜€

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      • Sakshi

        My pleasure truly

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  • huguetta

    these are very valuable information! Hope I will be able to do it one day!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Yes , you will be. Do try it whenever you get a chance 😊
      Thank you πŸ˜€

      Reply
  • rajanisingh885721172

    Supper post

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  • Chiru

    Great Buddy… Meditation is one of the major key to attain peace…

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Yes , it really is. Thank you for reading 😊

      Reply
  • misbazehra26

    Wow ..congratulations you did it! And thanks for sharing such valuable information man:))

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much 😊
      Do try to do this course when possible πŸ˜€

      Reply
  • swathi

    Wowieeeeeee…U did itπŸ˜‰…. Adventurous man😜😜😜😜

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Hahah , yeah. It is like an adventure only πŸ˜‰
      Thank you 😊

      Reply
  • Ameet Kothari

    Beautiful experience… have been into concentration during the past few years and have many experiences like the one you shared… it was heartening to read your experience…

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much. Glad to know that you are also interested in this 😊
      β™₯️

      Reply
  • jessierenea

    Interesting!! You’re a strong person for doing that and actually completing the course. It seems tough!! 😳 congratulations!!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Haha ! Everyone have same abilities , so i am sure anyone can do it 😊 And it will be really helpful β™₯️😊

      Thank you

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      • jessierenea

        Lol sounds like it requires more mental strength than anything !

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  • Kranti

    Interesting and informative post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience and congratulations dear!!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much 😊β™₯️
      Do try to attend this course whenever possible & share it with others

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      • Kranti

        😊❀️

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  • Rachael Goins

    Great post! Seemed like it was well worth the experience. I’m currently reading a book on meditation and wanting to practice it myself.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      That’s really great ! Glad to see you interested in meditation. I’m pretty sure that you will love this course. Do try it out when possible.
      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • sanikakendhe

    Amazing Mr. !! Well done πŸ‘

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  • Ipsita Roy

    Hey! I just read it. And probably I was just waiting for this. I m really interested. The only thing is the course duration! Ten days. And in my profession, it’s very hard to get 10 days totally off. But I’ll try my best. I’ve visited their website and yeah they have a center in my city. And I’m looking forward for any short course!!!! Thanks a lot… Lot lot lot…. ❀

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    • Accidental Blogger

      That’s great ! I’m really glad to see you interested πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
      10 days duration is perfect to learn the technique perfectly. If you’re working as government employee then you can get official leave of 10 days.

      I really hope you get to do it soon 😊

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      • Ipsita Roy

        Yes I’ll try!!!!

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  • iScriblr

    Congratulations!πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  • Ink of Solitude

    Speechless….& That’s wonderful you, keep writing 😊
    It’s main center is in Nashik know?

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      Yes & there are many more centers across India 😊

      Reply
  • Robert

    During the last few weeks my reading of other subjects mainly about knowing one self has pointed me to learning this form of meditation.

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    • Accidental Blogger

      That’s great ! Do try it out & I’m sure you’ll love it

      Reply
  • ali5hba

    This sounds amazing. A lesser person couldn’t have done it till the end. Amazing. Congratulations!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Do try it out & share with others too😊β™₯️

      Reply
  • Akshaya Thulasi

    Nice post !!
    Thanks for sharing πŸ’™

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  • Betul Erbasi

    I learnt about Vipassana through a friend. I havent done it myself, but it sounds interesting (and hard) to me. Congrats on completing it!

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    • Accidental Blogger

      Thank you so much dear πŸ™‚
      Yes, it is interesting & hard. But it’s totally worth πŸ’―
      Do try it out when you get a chance

      Reply
  • Subrata Mukherjee

    Great πŸ‘

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