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10-day goenka retreat

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Ignorance is an intentional act.

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Ignorance is an intentional act.

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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Well said, LonesomeYogurt!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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Ignorance is an intentional act.

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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Tilting at windmills: an English idiom which means attacking imaginary enemies.

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

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"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

Postby vidar » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:30 am

All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

Postby amrad » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:30 am

I did a ten day course in Feb, but my experience was the exact opposite of the op.
I hadnt meditated in years so the long hours of sitting were very painful, one simply perseveres. The food was very good, the servers caring and all of us, and most were new to retreats and a lot new to meditation, had a positive experience. I even started to like Goenkas chanting, well like may be too strong a word, but the guy just exudes love so how can anyone find fault with him?
To be honest Iv experienced a lot more asceticism at my own hands than what I experienced at the center. Try raising three kids, working ten hours a day and renovating a house at the same time and you will know what real sleep deprivation and worry is. :smile:
I did have reservations about the method of Vipassana, in fact I still do, but I promised to give the method a three month trial. Ill decide at that time whether to stay with it or not.

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Re: 10-day goenka retreat

Postby Ferox » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:36 am

I have no view on this other then a possibly very ignorant one.. but my suspicious alarm rings just for the fact that the retreats and tradition are named after the guy and I hear talk about him and his students rather then the Dhamma... I'll stick with monastics and monasteries for myself personally, but I cannot judge anyone elses experiences or benefit from Goenka.
-just one more being treading the ancient path of Dhamma-

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