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6 Deep Experiential Truths from 90+ Hours of Meditation in 10 Days

What I learned from a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course

Statistically, just 2–5% of us meditate— and for only 15–20 minutes a day.

Imagine meditating 30 times longer for 9 days straight — without devices, speaking, eye contact, books, or music.

That’s Vipassana — Buddha’s 2500-year-old meditation technique taught worldwide by S.N. Goenka Ji. The 9 days are so powerful that the 10th’s a shock-absorber — permission to speak + “only” 4.5 hours of meditation.

From 4:30 AM to 9:00 PM, the routine is challenging — the only solace being nature walks, furry kittens, and humour-tinged discourses.

The first 3–4 days were a blur of screaming knees, backaches, and throbbing headaches. Then, as the physical pain subsided, the mental discomfort began.

Repressed memories reared their heads. Deep-rooted insecurities floated to the top. My juiciest fantasies and nightmarish fears danced in loops.

For the first time in my life, I faced my Real™ self.

“Vipassana is a voluntary prison in which you perform open brain surgery on yourself, with no anaesthetic, for 10 days”

— Goenka Ji’s Welcoming Words on Day 1

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