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Vipassana Meditation


Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means to see things as they really are. This group is for the primary purpose of discussing your experiences, questions, and insights with Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka.

Members: 15
Latest Activity: Jan 2, 2012

Discussion Forum

Equanimity 4 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Jeanne Nov 2, 2009.

The Buddha and Modern Science 2 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Ron Alexander Nov 1, 2009.

Bodhisattva in metro - video 1 Reply

Started by Elizabeth Feisst. Last reply by Elizabeth Feisst Oct 6, 2009.

Right Thought 2 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Ron Alexander Sep 15, 2009.

True Middle Path

Started by Ron Alexander Sep 13, 2009.

Ten Days of Silence for Peace of Mind 2 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Ron Alexander Sep 12, 2009.

The Dhamma Brothers 2 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Ron Alexander Sep 3, 2009.

Praises for Vipassana Meditation 9 Replies

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Ron Alexander Sep 1, 2009.

In Search for Stillness - Monkey's Mind or Monk's Mind? 1 Reply

Started by Ron Alexander. Last reply by Elizabeth Feisst Aug 29, 2009.

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Comment by Ron Alexander on September 9, 2009 at 5:31pm
Dear Vipassana group, please read Jeanne's insightful reply to my "Ten Days of ..."
Here is her last sentence: "Vipassana cut through to the roots of the wounds... and they were able to dissolve and float away... good-bye little fears and phobias, your work is done" Excellent! Thank you, Jeanne
Comment by Ron Alexander on September 7, 2009 at 2:55pm
Thanks Dear Silja, about your complimentary words about the "Dhamma Brothers Documentary". Equally good and expansive is the book
Letters from the Dhamma Brothers. It can be ordered online from the Pariyatta Press Also, I recommend
Vipassana Meditation The Art of Living as taught by S. N. Goenka
by William Hart
Comment by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla on September 1, 2009 at 10:04am
Dear Ron Alexander,
yes Vipassana Meditation is a art of Living because it removes all the negative energies from our all the bodies.
Comment by Ron Alexander on September 1, 2009 at 9:04am
Vipassana meditation which was started by Gautama Buddha 2600 years ago or so. "...Buddha taught: an art of living. He never established or taught any religion, any 'ism'. He never instructed those who came to him to practice any rituals, any empty formalities. Instead, he taught them just to observe nature as it is, by observing the reality inside. Out of ignorance we keep reacting in ways which harm ourselves and others. But when the wisdom arises-the wisdom of observing reality as it is-this habit of reacting falls away. When we cease to react blindly, then we are capable of real action-action proceeding from a balanced mind, a mind which sees and understands the truth. Such action can only be positive, creative, helpful to ourselves and to others." S.N. Goenka "The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation".
Comment by Ron Alexander on August 28, 2009 at 3:00pm
To see rest of "discussions" - click on view all - duh! My bad! no mistake, ron
Comment by Ron Alexander on August 27, 2009 at 6:40pm
Hi Terry, thanks for your prompt reply, and I am very intense about Vipassana, as I have a nephew (almost a son) who looks like he will be facing jail for a long time. And I really want to help get Vipassana in prison system here in S.C. You probably know that watching The Dhamma Brothers doc. was the main reason I went to the ten dayer,and I know I need much more training to get it down. I will do my best to help you with this site, as it is that important to me. I think I know what happened to the Dhamma "discussion" - I think that when sites are first set up, they only show 3 discussions at a time. I hope to find out how to change that - to show all the "discussions" at the same time. Much metta and appreciation, ron
Comment by Ron Alexander on August 27, 2009 at 10:39am
I have sent a message to Terry asking if he knew where Dhamma? "discussion" disappeared to? Anybody? Metta, ron
Comment by Ron Alexander on August 26, 2009 at 5:29pm
Silence. Stillness. Listening -

"There is a silence into which the world cannot intrude.
There is an ancient peace you carry in your heart and have not lost.
There is a sense of holiness in you that the thought of sin has never touched.
All this today you will remember." A Course in Miracles

"True Intelligence operates silently. Stillness is where creativity & solutions to problems are found.

Any disturbing noise can be as helpful as silence. How? By dropping your inner resistance to to the noise, by allowing it to be as it is, this acceptance also takes you into that realm of inner peace that is stillness."
Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks.

"All things of value are given and received in silence." Meher Baba

"As I silently listen to Spirit within me and think of Its perfection,I know that I am being born into joy, hope & gladness, born into love, faith & assurance.
Silently, I release every negative thought from my mind, I release it and let it go. And I too, pray 'that they may all be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they may be one in us.'" Ernest Holmes

"Stop the words now, and open the window in your heart
And let the spirits fly in and out out and in...." Peter Makena

"Just one look into your eyes
Now I'm forever falling into the silence inside." Peter Makena

"Be still, and know." Psalm 46:10

'Let every voice but God's be still in me. In deepest silence, would I come to You, to hear Your Voice and to receive your Word." A Course In Miracles (lesson 254)

In the silence of listening,
you can know yourself in everyone,
the unseen singing softly to itself
and to you.
Rachel Naomi Remen

n the stillness of the quiet,
if we listen, we can hear
the whisper of the heart
giving strength to weakness,
courage to fear, hope to despair.
Howard Thurman

If you love truth, be a lover of silence.
Silence, like the sunlight will
illuminate you in God.

St. Issac - 7th Century Hermit Monk
Comment by Ron Alexander on August 22, 2009 at 10:08am
Dear Sohiniben, thank you so much for honoring this group with your wisdom, ron
Comment by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla on August 21, 2009 at 9:57pm
Dear Observe,
This is supposed to be the best Meditation of Buddhism.
one has to go very deep and it's connected with the Breat of Life.


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