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Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat

Vipassana Silent Meditation

“Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another.”

S.N. Goenka

Vipassana  silent meditation retreat is one of the popular part of spiritual practice and realization. If we look in the past we can see that Vipassana belongs to the tradition of Buddha meditation. Nowadays Vipassana is modified and optimized according S.N. Goenka. In our center we offer payable and free of charge Vipassana Silent Meditation retreat in Tradition of Goenka.

What is vipassana  silent meditation retreat?

The main practice of Vipassana consists of mentally scanning one by one of each body part and feeling the sensations in each of these body parts. Practitioners are instructed to move their attention down from the top of the head to the tips of the toes and then in the opposite direction in a repetitive pattern, paying attention to somatic sensations.
The instruction for the subject is to keep your attention moving and to observe, objectively and with equanimity, the sensations that you experience. Given the explicit focus on tomato sensory sensations, this particular tradition of Vipassana is a good example of meditation practice where focused attention and open monitoring are combined.

Please note that Vipassana is have some guided and some instructed practice. Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine will explain and show how to do the practice that you will perform yourself. Only by this way you can concentrate more on your own emotions, sensations, and feeling without external influence. Don’t worry, we will support you in this way.

How you will do your practice?

After check in and taking lunch you will have talk with master to understand better your goals, background and discuss focus points, communication channels. You become silent and will follow the daily schedule.

Our Program

Duration Excursion Ayurvedic massage Free day Price
8 Days/7 Nights
1
1
Sunday

27 800 INR (400 USD) Shared Twin Room
31300 INR (450 USD) Private Room
22900 INR (330 USD) Dormitory Room
55600 INR (800 USD) Family Suit

11 Days/10 days
1
2

Sunday

34800 INR (500 USD) Shared Twin Room
38900 INR (560 USD) Single Private Room
30550 INR (440 USD) Dormitory Room
62500 INR (900 USD) Family Suit

Book 3 months before arriving get 80 USD Discount!

Does Vipassana Silent Meditation exact what I need?

  • Yes, if you wish take time for yourself and connect with your inner world
  • Yes, if you wish to unplug and start new page of your life
  • Yes, if you need to recover after stress
  • Yes, if you wish to find answers on unclear questions
  • Yes, if you wish to come out from stress and burn out
  • Yes, if you have interest to learn ancient meditation techniques
  • Yes, if you wish to know how to balance yourself in future and help others

Benefits of Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat

vipassana silent meditation
  • Decreases stress level
  • Makes your mind clear
  • Increases your mental ability
  • Creates inner stability and harmony
  • Removes anger, fear and worries
  • Let you feel inner peace

Does Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat suitable for?

  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced practitioner
  • For people who have desire to learn meditation
  • For already yoga & meditation teachers
  • For medical and educational staff

What included in my program?

  • Daily meditation and sessions
  • Consultation and individual issued plan of retreat with guided recommendations
  • 1 short aura check-up
  • Excursion(s) to the Himalaya
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • all nights of accommodation
  • Mala string of beads energized by a Yogacharya, Dr. S.K.Pandey-Ji.
  • Study materials
  • Meditation cleansing kit
  • 1 t-shirt with the school symbol

When I can start my program?

Arriving is possible every day except weekends. 

Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat

Optional for extra payment

  • Airport transfer
  • Extra ayurveda procedures
  • Ayurveda doctor consulation
  • Extra excursions
  • Detailed Aura check-up with providing of written report about Aura statement, disturbances in Aura if they are present, supporting methods and treatment advises of naturopathic specialist (individual plan of asana postures, pranayama, herbs, meditative practice).
  • Deatiled Horoscope Asessment
  • Extra Nights accommodation

Time Table

Day 1 

Day 2-7 or 2-9

  • 12:00 Check in
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Introduction to course, consultation
  • 15:00 - 16:30 Asana class
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Vipassana practice group
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Vipassana practice temple wth instructions
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Free time
  • 22:00 - 06:00 Free time
  • 06:00-06:30 Wake up and shower
  • 06:30 – 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), pooja (mantra recitation & fire ceremony purification).
  • 07:00 – 08:30 Morning guided meditation in Hall
  • 08:30 – 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises and meditation
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu.
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Walking meditation to Holy Ganga River audio guided by master
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Guided Meditation
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Instructed self practice in Temple
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Mandala drawing or Mantra recitation and meditation with Master
  • 16:00 – 17:00 Yoga Asana for improvement of Meditation posture
  • 17:30 – 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration
  • 18:30 – 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 – 21:00 Audio guided Meditation in Ashram with Aromatherapy
  • 21:00 – 22:00 Sleep preparation

Last day

Classes till 12 PM, check out 1 PM.

Vipassana Silent Meditation Retreat Teaching Plan

Meditation Practice

  • Origin of Vipassana?
  • Meaning of Vipassana
  • How to reach concentration state?
  • Vipassana and other meditation styles?
  • Requirements for Meditation practice
  • Meditation and Concentration in Vipassana
  • Role of silence in Vipassana?
  • Vipassana diary
  • Asana for Vipassana Silent Meditation
  • Pain during practice in Vipassana Silent Meditation
  • Mindfulness during Vipassana
  • How to create inner peace?
  • Simple guided Concentration
  • Breath awareness Meditation
  • OM Meditation
  • AUM Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra and Body scanning
  • Aura cleansing Meditation
  • Body stillness and silence
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Sound Meditation
  • 5 Prana Meditation
  • 5 elements meditation
  • Akasha Meditation
  • Agni Meditation
  • Nadis meditation
  • Object bound meditation
  • General chakra Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mantra Japa Ajapa Meditation
  • Postures for meditation practice

Connect with yourself!

Breathing Practice

  • Pranayama, main principles
  • Pranayama Techniques required for vipassana
  • (Abdominal breathing, Preparational breathing, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana with/without retention Level I, II, Ujjayi breathing).
  • The pranic body
  • Parana energy and human’s lifestyle
  • Breathe exercise, health and pranayama
  • Preparational breath
  • Breath and increase life span. Hidden ancient techniques
  • Kriyas (Body Cleansing Methods): (Jala Neti, Netra Shuddhi, Sutra Neti, Kapalabhati, Trataka Shanka Prakshalana)
  • Advanced Kriyas (Netra Shuddi, Sutra neti,Shanka Prakshalana)
  • Levels of Kapalabhati. Use of Mudra and Bandha
  • Levels of Nadi Shodhana. Use of Mudra and Bandha
  • Nadi Shodhana. Level of retention.
  • Ujjayi breathing. How to do, effect. 
  • Bramari pranayama. How to do, effect. 
  • Bhastrika Pranyama. How to do, effect. Precautions.
  • Surya Bheda. How to do, effect. Precautions.
  • Sheetali pranayama. How to do, effect. Time for practice
  • Shetkari pranayama. How to do, effect. Time for practice
  • Chandra Bheda pranayama. How to do, effect. Time for practice contraindcations
  • Safety techniques and precautions in Pranayama techniques
  • Pranic body and 3 main Nadis
  • Is it possible to feel Pranic body?
  • Concept of mudra and bandha
  • Moola, Uddyana Bandha, Jalandra Bandha
  • Ashwani Mudra
  • Dyana, Ajali, Prithvi, Varuna, Shakti, Gyana, Chin, Shambhavi, Khechari Mudra, Hansi mudra, Vayu mudra, akash Mudra, Shunya Mudra,
  • Surya mudra, 
  • Jalodarnashak mudra, Apan mudra, Pran Mudra, shankh mudra, Apan Vayu Mudra, Ling Mudra, Dhyan Mudra, Lotus Mudra
  • Shatkarma (concept, aim, safety, performance)
  • How to add pranayama in yoga class of 30, 60, 90 min
  • What is border between pranayama and meditation
  • 5 Pranana concept. Prana, Apana, Udana, Samana, Vyana
  • Role of 5 prana in spiritual practice and healing
  • Contemporary research on pranayama techniques
  • Kevala kumhaka. How to reach. Benefits.
  • Gas changes in blood during the performance of kevala kumhaka.
  • Role of ayurveda on pranayama practice
  • Feeling of prana in daily life
  • How to create place for successful pranayama practice
  • Pranayama practice at home andhigh vibrative spiritual place
  • Where to practice Pranayama after Rishikesh

Vipassana According to Goenka

  • Experience of body sensations, joy & pain
  • Concept of systematic attention to sensations
  • Concept of anicca (impermanence, change) dukkha (unsatisfactoriness/suffering) and anatta (non-self, impersonal)
  • Purification and way of removing of old samskharas
  • State of Kalapas
  • Limitations of Goenka Method
  • Samma Vaca
  • Sama Kammanta
  • Samma Ajiva
  • Samma Vayama
  • Samma Sati
  • Samma Samadhi
  • Samma Sankappa
  • Bhavana Maya Panna Concept
  • Concept of 10 Parami to dissolve the EGO
  • Nekkhamma — renunciation
  • Sila — morality
  • Viriya — effort
  • Panna — wisdom
  • Khanti—tolerance
  • Sacca—truth
  • Adhitthana — strong determination
  • Metta — pure
  • Upekkha—equanimity
  • Dana—charity

Vipassana and Asana practice

  • Importance of Asana for successful meditation
  • Natural Relaxation Asana
  • Natural standing Asana with External Rotations
  • Forward bending Asana
  • Backward Extensions
  • Spinal Twisting Asana
  • Inverted Asana
  • Balancing Asana

Vipassana and Mantra practice

  • What is Mantra?
  • Shiva Mantra
  • So Ham Ham So
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Maha Mritunjaya mantra
  • Surya mantra
  • Surya namaskar mantra
  • Shakti mantra
  • Role of Mantra in Vipassana
  • AUM Mantra
  • Mantra for health
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