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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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That was the instruction that Goenka gave in the last half hour of day 8 - if you feel the subtle flow throughout the body and can move your attention through all parts, try feeling deeper, inside, all the sensations below the skin level, in […]

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“Today is Meta day, the day of loving and kindness” - that’s what the chalkboard announced for day ten. So, after the usual morning meditation (4.30 to 6.30) and breakfast we first had our last Vipassana group session (8-9) and then one hour of “metabhavana meditation”, a third technique - which should be combined with Anapana and Vipassana. So, the usual practice […]

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So, day eleven was just another hour of Metabhavana, followed by some final talk how to implement Vipassana in daily live (whenever you have to wait somewhere, go by bus, etc. - and make sure you have a nice place where you can regularly at the same time practice…) and after breakfast we […]

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Oh crap, I’m a tourist.

Yes, I am here, in Mamallapuram, in a certainly touristic city. Everywhere white people. And chinese. Ok, it’s not so many, there are more Indian tourists, but still… soooo many! Now I’m used to being the only blond-haired person in a radius of at least 50km so this feels quite strange…
Hm, ok. What to do? […]

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What happened?

Well, yeah, I didn’t write for a while and actually a lot happened in exactly that time…
 
As far as I remember I stayed in Aranmula at the vomiting weekend, but the next one Victoria, a new German girl (Irina) and I went to Allapuyha, Allepey, for the famours backwater-trip. After a lot of bargaining and some […]

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