Held every Wednesday, 7:45-8:45 pm
Cost: No charge. Admittance is FREE for this NON-GUIDED meditation.
Like our guided Metta Meditation class on Sunday evenings, this class is offered as a gift to the community, both from Breathe and from the instructor. There is no charge for this class, and the instructor does not receive compensation.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The operation of one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.
For more information on Vipassana Meditation click here: Northwest Vipassana Center.
What to Expect: During this hour-long session, individuals will sit quietly, focusing on their own experience independently. There will be no instruction nor guided meditation. This is an opportunity for you to come and sit in a group in the way that you meditate.
Recommended: We recommend supplementing your meditation practice with regular yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, walking or cardio classes, because it is quite difficult to calm the mind when the body hurts or is in physical discomfort.
Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low