July 11, 2007
Written by C.N.
This post is to let you, my loyal readers, know that I will be on hiatus for the next week-and-a-half or so — I will be attending a ten-day silent Vipassana Buddhist meditation retreat. I’ve attended this retreat two times already but this time, a couple of buddies are driving in from out-of-town to attend the retreat for the first time, and I will be joining them.
The Vipassana tradition of Buddhist meditation is considered to be a very traditional, orthodox, and rather grueling form of Buddhist meditation and in addition to it being ten days, participants are not allowed to talk at all during the whole period, nor even to acknowledge anyone else’s presence. And of course, there is no TV, radio, books, music, or Internet allowed.
We’re not likely to achieve nirvana any time soon, but each step that gets us closer to that goal is a good thing. In the meantime, thanks for your patience and I’ll blog again when I get back.
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