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  • Take Me to My Leader
    Two silent weeks in a Buddhist meditation centre, Sri Lanka. My husband and I decided it would be fun to learn and experience the techniques of  Vipassana meditation (also known as silent or insight meditation).  First of all, let me set the scene… Wake up at 4am, go to bed at 10pm.  Meditators are expected to join in 4 x 1 hour group meditation sessions and put in a daily total of 6-8 hours sitting meditation and 4 hours walking meditation.  For walking meditation one is to find a 5-10 metre length of courtyard and pace slowly back and forth.  As part of a monastery meditators are encouraged to join Buddhist practices and pay homage twice a day through chanting and offerings.  There are 2 meals a day, breakfast at 6am and lunch...
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