Vipassana is a 2500 year old Indian technique of meditation to see things as they really are. It is taught as a Universal remedy for Universal illness in the form of Art of Living. The techniques is aimed to eradicate mental impurities and results in greatest happiness of full liberation.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. Its focus is to deepen the connection between mind and body. This can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that forms the life of the body, and that continuously interconnects and conditions the life of the mind. This observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The scientific laws that operate one’s thoughts, feelings, judgement and sensations become clearer. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one suffers or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life is characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.
What Vipassana is not:
- It is not a rite or ritual based on blind faith.
- It is neither an intellectual nor a philosophical entertainment.
- It is not a rest cure, a holiday, or an opportunity for socializing.
- It is not an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
What Vipassana is:
- It is a technique that will eradicate suffering.
- It is a method of mental purification which allows one to face life’s tensions and problems in a calm, balanced way.
- It is an art of living that one can use to make positive contributions to society.
About the centre
The Southeast Vipassana Center, “Dhamma Patapa – The majesty of Dhamma” is one of the more than 100 centers located worldwide. It is the ninth center in North America offering courses in Vipassana Meditation.
The centre is located in south eastern Georgia in Wayne County, 10 miles south to the small town of Jesup, Georgia. It is approximately 70 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, 90 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, and 250 miles southeast from Atlanta, Georgia. Set in a secluded rural area and surrounded by forty acres of beautiful pine, oak, and mixed hardwood forests, the Center provides an ideal meditation environment for Vipassana students in the Southeast.
About the Course
The process of self-purification by introspection is certainly never easy–students have to work very hard at it. By their own efforts students arrive at their own realizations; no one else can do this for them. Therefore, the meditation will suit only those willing to work seriously and observe the discipline, which is there for the benefit and protection of the meditators and is an integral part of the meditation practice.
Ten days is a short period where in one needs to penetrate the deepest levels of the unconscious mind and learn how to eradicate the complexes lying there.The success of the technique lies in the continuation of practice in seclusion. Keeping this practical aspect in mind, rules and regulations are developed to comply it. They are based on the practical experience of thousands of meditators over the years and are both scientific and rational.
A student will have to stay for the entire period of the course. Only those who feel that they can honestly and scrupulously follow the discipline should apply for admission.
Course Schedule: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schpatapa