- Vipassana Part 1: Getting There and About the Course
- Next Week: Heading to Vipassana to Meditate for Ten Days
Learning Through My Legs
Busting Through Samkaras
Vipassana: A Magic Cushion Ride
Note: This post is text-heavy and has nothing to do with points and miles. I’m writing about it here for the same reason I write Trip Reports – to share a new experience. That’s what travel is really about anyway!
In you haven’t yet, be sure to read Vipassana Part 1 to get some background info on an experience like this.
During my time at the Dhamma Siri Meditation Center in Kaufman, TX, the weather actually perfectly mirrored the entire experience. It was uncanny how perfect it was.
Days begin at 4am:
You’ll hear the loud gong of a bell at 4am. Then again at 4:20am – your signal to head to the Meditation Hall.
At the Center I attended, they have the light switch next to the bed. That first morning, I flicked the switch – and had no idea what I was really in for.
I got up, one foot in front of the other, and shortly before 4:30am, headed to the Meditation Hall for the first time.