Ranjan For Vipassana Retreat.

Something about me must have impressed Ranjan who suddenly decided that he too would like to learn Vipassana Meditation and registered for a ten day camp at Markal, twenty kms away from Pune.

Two things that are important for me are that he wants to learn and that he goes to Markal for his first retreat.  I was among the early meditators/volunteers at Dhammanand in Markal when it was very primitive and to see how it has changed was a very satisfying experience.

Manjiree took the afternoon off and I chauffeured  her and Ranjan to Markal earlier this afternoon.  After leaving Ranjan at Markal, I took Manjiree to Sangameshwar, Tulapur for some tea and she has decided that when we go again to collect Ranjan on the morning of 10th March, we would stop there again for breakfast.  Ranjan will spend the next days in retreat there and learn the meditation technique.

I am one very pleased father today.

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14 Responses to Ranjan For Vipassana Retreat.

    • Quite right Pravin. He needed to get impressed with what meditation can do for him and I am glad that through other sources he came to discuss it with me and then decided to try it out.

  1. shackman says:

    Not surprosingly, there are no centers here in Texas. Might be nice to learn how to see things as they really are.

  2. Max Coutinho says:

    Hi Rummy,

    Marvellous decision. Right now, I wish I could go on a retreat as well – I sure need the rest and learning experience.
    Your daughter sounds like a sweet lady: you were blessed.

    Enjoy your bliss, my friend. You deserve it. 🙂

    Cheers
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    • I am looking forward to the 2nd of March when I will go to fetch him. I am keen to learn about his experience.

      Yes, I am blessed. As I write this, she is busy hustling up a vanilla icecream with chocolate sauce for me! Now that is bliss!

  3. tammyj says:

    rummy.
    how lovely.
    i am even just now reading a biography on the dalai lama. i admire him greatly.
    i will follow your link on vipassana meditation. i see that it’s pretty in depth as to discussing what it is. even with some video.
    like shackman… there are no centers here of course. but i would like to be more knowledgeable of it.
    you have a fine son. and daughter. (hate to say in~law) … love often makes that added name unnecessary! snoopy hugs rummy.
    and a BIG hug for puppy chutki !
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  4. That’s great.
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  5. Cathy in NZ says:

    how fabulous…and you get to have your daughter all to yourself during the 10 days…and a new reinvigorated son when he returns…
    Cathy in NZ recently posted..Flipping back to Rotorua

  6. Anna says:

    I think that you and your family are so lucky to drive only 20 km to a meditation retreat. I have never been to one, even if there are some in Australia as well. It seems to me, though, that a retreat in India would be something very special. For now I meditate listening to recordings of Deepak Chopra. Maybe one day I will make to a retreat in India.

    • Vipassana meditation is much more vigorous to start with, but with practice becomes effortless. I have attended 16 ten day retreats and innumerable three day retreats and maintain my practice by an hour’s meditation every morning.

      Vipassana is available in Australia. http://www.dhamma.org.au/

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