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Vipassana 2: My Second 10day Silent Meditation Retreat

It was hard. It was good. It was hard. go easy ~p

Knowing…

Wherein I talk about an interview I did on Saturday about Vipassana, getting glasses and… how we don’t know what we don’t know until we KNOW…

Vipassana: Musing on Pain and the Brain at a 10 day Retreat

The Meditative Monkey is back with more Monday musings… if I can watch my body and notice the changing sensations and also watch my chattering mind… who the heck is THE WATCHER?

Vipassana Baby-steps – Valuing the Experiential and Keeping an Open Mind

Installment Four of my Musings on Meditation – a bit more on the value (for me) of practicing vipassana and some discussion of things raised at the retreat that… gave me pause. And… just maybe… a wee insight found.

Vipassana: Into the body – out of the mind

Part Three in my musings on Meditation – a look at working with the body in meditation takes a left turn into… healing from past traumas… a little Good Will Hunting… a little Indigo Girls… and a little of me…

Vipassana: The Grace-filled Dance of Silence

Today I am ruminating on the going in and coming out of Noble Silence during my recent Vipassana Meditation Retreat. The grace-filled bathroom dance and the Greeting of another being. With musical accompaniment by John Prine (Hello in There).

My First Vipassana Retreat: Part ONE: What it IS – Why I Went – What you DO

It’s taken me a while to get down to it – but here’s the first installment on my Adventures at a 10day Silent Meditation Retreat. More fun to follow…

Taking my first wobbly steps down the Dhamma Road

Sitting in a hotel room in Timmins Ontario, listening to Neil Young on the radio. We will spend the day circling the hospital.  Medical tests for the Raggedy Man and my MiL.  Me and the Diggedy Dawg are along for company, moral support and…… Continue Reading “Taking my first wobbly steps down the Dhamma Road”

21 Monkeys – Day TWENTY ONE – !

Hullo peoples… Wow. I can’t believe it has been 21 days!  We did it! I think back on Day ONE…. Looking at the definition of the word MIRACLE… and how it appealed to me.. The word miracle comes from the Latin root mīrāculum,  equivalent… Continue Reading “21 Monkeys – Day TWENTY ONE – !”

21 Monkeys – Day TWENTY – Forgiveness is not an occasional act…

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