8 Days Vipassana Meditation Retreat in Rishikesh, India
Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine is happy to invite you to this special silent meditation retreat (Vipassana). It will help you not only discover yourself and recognize your weak and strong sides but also makes you stable and balanced. Purify your body from toxins, create healthy food programs according to the traditional Indian medical concept of Ayurveda, and get a chance of practicing asana, pranayama, and meditation!
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 somatosensory 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 a self-practice with guided consultation. 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, they will support you in this way. -Daily schedule -Day 1 *13:00 Arrival *13:30 Lunch *14:30 Free time and relax *16:30 Aura check up and individual consultation, set up a plan of Vipassana, orientation, Kriya practice, and the issue of evaluation and practical list *18:00 Dinner *19:00 Free time *22:00 Sleep -Day 2 - 7 *06:00 Wake up and shower *07:00 Morning meditation with a special pranayama technique *08:00 Breakfast *09:00 Free time *10:00 Walking awareness meditation with mantra chanting on the Ganges river *11:30 Dinner *12:30 Free time *14:00 Mandala / yantra creation and meditation *15:30 Mantra chanting (can be used as personal mantra) for a particular amount of times (possible to do outside on the Ganges or in Himalaya) *16:30 Temple visit with mediation by desire *18:00 Dinner *19:00 Questions and answers in written form *20:00 Reading or free time *22:00 Sleep -Day 8 *06:00 Wake up *06:30 Excursion with meditation and breakfast *11:00 Discussion of the horoscope and an evaluation of purposes *12:00 Check out