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Hoi An is famous for lanterns

Going for Nirvana in ten days

August 3rd 2014
We have just got out of a 10 day meditation course retreat. Ten days of not speaking, waking up at 4am, not eating proper meals after 11 am, men and women being separated, and most importantly, meditating over ten hours everyday, was hard. But now, we both feel strangely zen - less irritated by all the small annoyances around us, and like seeing things more objectively and positively. We are wonde ... read more
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3rd August 2014

Fabulous Vipassana
Congratulations on your meditation retreat! I'm also a fan of Vipassana, but in California (and probably Finland), 10-day retreats are easier. You get three full, yummy veggie meals and alternate sitting and walking meditation which is easier on your body. If you want to keep up your practice, I highly recommend finding a weekly sangha or else it will be very easy to forget your daily meditation. Hoi An sounded magical--how great to have a hotel in the green rice fields. Good luck readjusting to life back home!
4th August 2014

Thanks! it would probably be a good idea to find a regular way to do vipassana, u are so right that, it's so easy to forget about it in your daily life..hopefully that wont happen to us!
3rd August 2014

Lanterns
Beautiful

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