Vipassana Retreats

(See also: meditation and Buddhism.)

Vipassana is a form of meditation focused on the development of insight by means of close observation of the internal and external world. Vipassana (Pali), also known as vipashyana (Sanskrit), is found in many of the Buddhist traditions, but is particularly well-known in the context of the Theravadan Buddhist teachings.

S.N. Goenka was a Burmese teacher who popularized Vipassana meditation throughout the world by emphasizing it’s relevance as a secular path to liberation. Vipassana retreats based in the tradition of S.N. Goenka are 10 days; there are also shorter vipassana retreats.   Vipassana is also associated with the Insight Meditation Society, a Buddhist organization founded by prominent teachers Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield to disseminate Theravadan Buddhist teachings to a Western audience.


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  • $2010
    Purification and Rejuvenation Yoga Retreat
    May 6, 2017 - 6 days
    Time to love yourself unconditionally! Matthew Gaines will be leading this five day yoga retreat to purify and rejuvenate in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. Take this time to connect with yourself and others, unwind, get grounded and energized. How does a typical day look like? Morning oceanfront Asana Flow, followed by practicing a specific meditation technique, Vipassana, for mastery and purification…
  • $3200
    A Spiritual Journey in Cambodia
    Aug 14, 2017 - 15 days
    Exotic, enigmatic and distinctly ancient temples illustrate the powerful, wealthy and sophisticated culture of the Khmer Empire with Angkor Wat the sublime jewel in the crown with its almost unearthly construction. This incredible complex was the largest pre-industrial urban centre in the world at its peak between the 11th – 13th century. This is Cambodia, a multi-faceted country of extremes…
  • $1679
    Awakening Through Action
    Aug 6, 2017 - 15 days
    An active meditation retreat that trains the mind, body and the feelings Deeper dive: 14 nights – Sun.,  6 Aug. – Sun., 20 Aug. One-week option: 7 nights – Sun., 6 Aug. – Sun.,  13 Aug. How can we become more self-aware and/or make spiritual progress when we spend the majority of our waking hours at a job, or figuring out how to make my business successful? To make spiritual…
  • Sep 30, 2017 - 8 days
    Join Laura Gilmore in Ithaca, Greece, and work to recognise and release unconsciously held beliefs and stress patterns within the body and mind through the teachings of Hatha, Tantra and meditation. The Greek island venue, Itha108, provides a dedicated space for peace, relaxation and practice. With amazing sea views and the ultimate “get away from it all” feeling, Ithaca is full of natural…
  • Sep 30, 2017 - 8 days
    Join Laura Gilmore in Ithaca, Greece, and work to recognise and release unconsciously held beliefs and stress patterns within the body and mind through the teachings of Hatha, Tantra and meditation. The Greek island venue, Itha108, provides a dedicated space for peace, relaxation and practice. With amazing sea views and the ultimate “get away from it all” feeling, Ithaca is full of natural…
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