It is important to point out that you don’t necessarily have to be a Buddhist to practice Vipassana meditation; you can practice it no matter what you religious background is, or none at all. It is true (and we should acknowledge the fact) that Vipassana practice is based off of Buddha’s teachings. However, if Buddha were to be alive today and were asked a question, he would not argue that he owns Vipassana method, primarily because the claim would be paradoxical to the whole philosophy of “non-attachment” he teaches. In short, everyone can practice Vipassana and it is meant for everybody.
Curiously enough, however, our instructor will stress the importance of sila, which is a Buddhist concept, during our 4-week introductory course. Sila, in laymen terms, refers to the five precepts (code of conduct, if you will) one ought to follow. Buddhist precepts for a layman, in simple words, unfold itself into abstaining from killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct and intoxication. But why and how are these precepts relevant to Vipassana meditation at all?
This important question is typically asked, explained and discussed on the first day of the 4-week introductory course. It invites one’s contemplation and insight into understanding the true nature of the mind.
Again, we’re very excited for the new great group starting the introductory course this coming Saturday. If you’re interested in joining us, give us a call, email us or explore this website. There are gonna be more courses in the coming months after June!
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