in Nepal

° The noble silence

 

IMG_1604

IMG_1602

IMG_1603

IMG_1606

I keep my words limited in this post and instead let the drawings describe the wonderful place on a hill overlooking the Begnas lake in Pokhara Valley.

I made them before and after the Vipassana Meditation course, as for 10 days I was not allowed to use pencil and paper.

” Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world.

For 10 days I was living according to this schedule –

4:00 am Morning wake-up bell
4:30-6:30 am Meditate in the hall or in your room
6:30-8:00 am Breakfast break
8:00-9:00 am Group meditation in the hall
9:00-11:00 am Meditate in the hall or in your room according to the teacher’s instructions
11:00-12:00 noon Lunch break
12noon-1:00 pm Rest and interviews with the teacher
1:00-2:30 pm Meditate in the hall or in your room
2:30-3:30 pm Group meditation in the hall
3:30-5:00 pm Meditate in the hall or in your own room according to the teacher’s instructions
5:00-6:00 pm Tea break
6:00-7:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
7:00-8:15 pm Teacher’s Discourse in the hall
8:15-9:00 pm Group meditation in the hall
9:00-9:30 pm Question time in the hall
9:30 pm Retire to your own room–Lights out

As it started to get colder in Nepal, it was perfect time to move further South! I am ready for new adventures!

Enjoy what you are doing in this present moment! And always observe yourself with a smile!

Write a Comment

Comment