Vipassana Day 10

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Vipassana Day 10: Today we spoke from 9:45 a.m. My first words after all that silence were: ‘Excuses Me’, as I went between two guys to get a biscuit for my drink, followed by, ‘Cool my first words were Excuse Me oh and Thank you’. They said ‘How British of You’ we laughed… The next…

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Vipassana Nights 1 to 10

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Vipassana Night 1: Slept ok, the noise of the halls, the doors have no locks, so every time one of the 20 goes to the loo, through the middle fire door, all doors rattle as the air moves, so sleep a little and still feel wide awake at 3.30 a.m.   Vipassana Night 2: Sleep…

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Vipassana Day 9

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Vipassana Day 9: I try to get back to yesterday and the Violet Peace and see it was a GLIMPSE given to me… AND I’VE Started to bore of the sequence of scanning, we have scanned the body 250 times plus now, so I adjust the sequence a little, I imagine the scan now using…

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Vipassana Day 8

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Vipassana Day 8: The evening sessions have now informed us that the pains and tickles are sensations and we need to not Crave the ‘nicer’ ones and not have an Aversion to the ‘painful’ ones and to work with them being equal, a state of being equanimous (calm and composed.). And that the sensations are…

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Vipassana Day 7

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Vipassana Day 7: No coccyx pain today – oh relief. I can feel the body all over now at some level, most at 0.25 some at 3 out of 10 and the mind has calmed and stopped wandering off, it’s focused on getting full sensation throughout the body and it really engaged in wanting it…

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Vipassana Day 6

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Vipassana Day 6: We are now sitting strong ( no movement in the hour while in Buddha pose) at 8 a.m., 2.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. !! And you know it’s easier, sometimes and harder others, today my coccyx felt like I was sitting on an 8-inch NAIL !! The shoulders now felt the shirt…

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Vipassana Day 5

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Vipassana Day 5: Today we scanned the body over and over and over. My nose was still sensitive like day 3, and even parts of my cheekbones and skull under hairline and around my beard area on the face and under chin had sensations, mostly of itching. Other places had no sensations, apart from my…

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Vipassana Day 4

  Vipassana Day 4: Turns out the 3 day nose air flow job was an introduction to Vipassana, to get the mind focused. Ok so now what? We were instructed to scan our whole body like we did out nose tip! We started with 2 inch ( 5.08 cm ) blocks, I imagined them as…

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Vipassana Day 2 and 3

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Vipassana Day 2: Today we watched our breath between our nose and upper lip, mine was a bit hairy now because of not shaving, otherwise same as day 1. Or was it, did the air feel colder on the way in and warmer on the way out, could I feel the air stronger as it…

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Vipassana Day 1

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Vipassana Day by Day Vipassana Day 1: We started with the basic technique of breathing! We learnt that the natural breath is the thing to have, not the one you force to be shallow or deep or slow or fast, whatever your natural breathing rate is today, that’s what you want. So we breathed naturally…

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