People sometimes feel that meditation is an introverted and rather selfish activity. “What about the ills of the world while you are contemplating your navel!” Vipassana is a self centered technique in the sense that only by working correctly on ourselves can we really be in a position to help others. But the whole thrust of the meditation is towards dissolving the false ego we have created and which now controls us. Little by little, as we transcend selfish egotism, we naturally want to turn the inner-directed energy and insight outwards. In this way we complete the circle of self and others.
This audio podcast is Chapter 4 of a twelve-part series from the upcoming audiobook Realizing Change by Ian Hetherington. It examines the course program detailing how it helps students get the most from their retreat.
4 - The Course Experience - During
as read by Ian Hetherington
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