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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    Breatharianism Workshop – The 10 Day Process
    Mar 18, 2017 - 15 days
    Our retreats are hosted from Saturday to Saturday. All of our retreats include food, accommodation, airport pick up and drop off, activities and workshops.   Join this once in a lifetime unique experience that will bring you the highest degree of body detoxification, anti-aging, maximum health benefits, lots of free time, will open your energy centers, increase your happiness &…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…

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