Rajeeb Banstola

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10 Days Vipassana Meditation Camp Experience

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I know I should I have written this post earlier or may be later too. It may be because I am kinda interested to doing things earlier than other do 😛 Well, well coming back to the point, I had set my goals for this year 2014 in back November 2013. One of my ambitious goal was to attend 10 Days Vipassana meditation camp for 3 times within this year 😀 Now I have realised how foolish it might have sound to the people who have attended Vipassana. The most interesting part was I was having trouble to get in because of my age. Now I don’t think attending for 3 times a year in this age will be possible unless I go for meditation in different camps hiding my ages and I can’t do that 😀

Registration
Back in April 2014, Deep Rana sir and I filled up the form for attending the course which was going to held in June 01 – June 12. Deep got registration but I didn’t. Now I think it was probably because of the automated system detecting the age I entered there. By coincidence, Deep also skipped the confirmation part which in turn left two of us to be in waiting list.

June 01
I was really very excited to go to meditation camp since I had failed to get in my last attempt. But after knowing about the tedious confirmation process and age barrier my excitement had decreased. At about 9 am I woke up, had bath and get dressed. Deep Rana sir came to pickup me and we were on bike journey to Lekhnath now. I was feeling great because I had been preparing for board exam for last 2 – 3 months and wasn’t even out 😛 We reached the camp by 12 and waited till 2 pm to check whether we will be able to get in or not. To be honest, after watching the arrival of other people I was nearly convinced that we have to return back and that was not true 😀 . Deep Rana sir wasn’t ready to give up hone and we were in 😛 I was very happy and excited again. After getting to the residential quarter, my excited to lowered incredibly as I found I had no other thing to do except sleeping 😛 I had to deposit my cell phone and other things in the registration process there.

June 02 – June 10
I know well that I can’t even explain the inner aspect of Vipassana meditation even if I try hard. Vipassana focuses on experience rather than the discourses. All I can say is you have to follow the daily routine from 4:00 am to 9:00 pm. You will be doing meditation for whole 12 hours a day. You will be provided with facilities good enough to perform your other daily activities. The camp will provide you with food and accommodation in the residential quarter. Regarding fooding, I found that the timing weren’t that good compared to my daily schedule 😛 You will be provided breakfast at 6 : 30 am , lunch at 11 : 00 am and tea at 5 : 00 pm. For me, it was kinda difficult to adjust for few days as we Nepalese eat heavy lunch and dinner 😛 . You will also have to follow several rules and one of the rule is maintaining Noble Silence. It’s not related to Noble prize but you can gain much more than that if you followed this properly . You aren’t allowed to speak with any other meditatior not even facial expressions 😛

June 11
It was like the golden day. I think diamond is better 😛 . This was the day when the rule of Noble Silence breaks and you can speak with anyone you like 😛 . You will realize the importance of speech that day 😛 . I talked with other people till 11 pm that day 😀

June 12
The Vipassana Camp formally ended at morning that day and we were now coming back to Pokhara again. I don’t know why but I felt like I had not ever been that place though we had gone with the same way I was trying to notice changes within myself.

After noticing myself for few days, I found a great change within myself and I was satisfied with the result. I will surely attend Vipassana meditation as soon as I get some free time. I will also recommend this meditation techniques to anyone who want to get free from sorrows and became Buddha. I am not writing anything about the things I have learned there because this meditation technique focuses on knowing things by experience. Keep in mind one thing ” Everything is Aniccha ” Aniccha !!

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