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Sunday, November 18, 2007


Coach Scott Graham, returning from a Vipassana Meditation Course, challenges you to shift your relationship to thinking and discover equanimity.


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7 comments:

Kevin said...

I would find it very difficult to devote 12 straight days to Vippasana meditation course. Currently, I'm a one-person computer and networking business. When my clients have a need, it is critical for my business that I be there to help them. Perhaps, if my business were to grow to the point where I had employees to take care of my clients' needs, I would be able to devote the time to do something like this. Don't bother asking, "What about when you take a vacaqtion?" My "vacations" are a day here and there.

Konchog said...

OK, here's a question from a long-lost, far-flung friend: how does one distinguish between "True Azimuth" and "False Azimuth"? And is "azimuth" just saying "asthma" with your mouth full?
Ponder these koans, grasshopper...

Glenn said...

Great to hear your podcast. Your clients are lucky to have you!

Maribel said...

I am attending a 10 day Vipassana Meditation retreat next month thanks to Scott's inspiration and support. I am looking forward to 'swimming' in Vipassana.

Philip Lightbear said...

Untill coach Scott talked with me my life was a mess, Now I can function better as an enlightened person who has more control over my formarly wretched existence.

Marilyn said...

I've done several 7-9 day Vipassana retreats, so I know what Scott is talking about! This was a good description of the benefits of meditation practice. All my retreats have been at the Insight Meditation Society, also in Mass. It really is a great opportunity to learn how to calm the mind and start to develop a different relationship with what goes on inside us and around us, without the usual demands that we respond immediately, or get things done. There is absolutely nothing to get done on retreat. Even if you want to.
I agree it can be logistically hard, and/or daunting to take on 10-12 days! I started with a local meditation class, and some half-day retreats and a weekend retreat or two... I'm lucky to live near a center that offers these things. There are some good books and correspondence-type courses out there for interested people.
Even more than retreats, I find daily practice enormously helpful. Even 20 minutes of meditating daily reminds me to slow down and notice what is happening and my relationship to it. It gives me the experience of just being, without getting anything done, and somehow that makes a little space around everything in my day and helps me be more conscious and open. It can be hard to find the 20 minutes (sometimes it's only 5!) in a day but it's possible and I find that the days and weeks I do this, I'm much happier than when I don't.

Evan said...

Thank you Scott for helping to remind me to see truth. I hope to sit with you at Vipassana.