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Yeah, that’s it. Until now I was either a (Yoga) student, or a tourist (Mamallapuram) or a meditator (Chennai), but actually I was not so much of a traveler, my self-declared status. I don’t want to be a tourist, because tourists lie at the beach and buy souvenirs. I’m a traveler: I want to see […]

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Yes, I am talking about torture, but no, I’m not talking about brainwashing - Goenka (the teacher) calls it “purification of the mind” - for me that’s a brain-laundry… so, but anyway - I was not allowed to write for ten days, so now it’s time to write a long long article… but as a […]

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Actually there are many factors why I got this impression. First of all, there were many posters propagating the “Great Vipassana Pagoda” which would allow a perfect meditation in unison with the universe or so… Second: The “Dhamma workers” - former students who volunteerly work […]

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The last part (”as it is”) got annoying because it was repeated several times every day of the course. But the message is easy to get - if you get it: don’t change what you see! Watch the respiration, but don’t change it - […]

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Actually the days where most people want or do quit are the second and sixth day. But for me it was the third. It was not a real reason, I just felt like the whole thing was useless, Goenka kept annoying me (and later I […]

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The board near the dining area started saying “Today is Vipassana day…”, so, well, I say that too! As we got to know now, the first three days we practised Anapana, concentration on the nostril-area. Now we would start with Vipassana, whatever that might be….?
So, […]

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After failing to keep the position in the group sittings of the first day I decided to keep my position now. And also I had done the evil of opening my eyes during the lessons - only to see that nearly nobody had kept the […]

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Actually I do not remember much of day six, not the instructions and not the title I gave my imaginary blog entry and the least my thoughts. But two things: day six was my first - and as I have to admit, only - hour […]

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I guess I had to big expectations of day 7. 7 is one of the many holy numbers in China and India. 7 is a nice number. I lived in room 7. I meditated under fan 7. And on day six I had a great […]

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Actually this is not the title that I gave this article mentally… I think I didn’t give one at all! I was so into meditating that I forgot to give a title…
So, you may have guessed it right: This day went far better than day 7. With the outlook […]

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