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by Chin-Chin
Wed 06 Sep 2006 00:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Actually, the more you want "enlightenment", whatever that is, the more you are running away from it. Goenka says this in his lectures himself. If you PM me your postal address, I'll send you a CD of an 1-hour sitting with Goenka (in English and Khmer). It's always good to renew some of the concepts...
by Chin-Chin
Sat 26 Aug 2006 19:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

I sleep less. But I'm not sure how much less, as my sleep patterns have always been somewhat erratic. What I notice the most is that in the morning, I'm immediately awake and ready to go. But it's still too early to tell how much of that is period-related and how much of it is longlasting. I actuall...
by Chin-Chin
Sat 26 Aug 2006 13:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Actually, from all the literature that I've read about Qi Gong and stuff like that, meditation actually initially hikes up your sex drive because you become more sensitive. The difficulty lies in being aware that it's there and I suppose the ability to sublimate it into a higher energy. It's apparen...
by Chin-Chin
Sat 26 Aug 2006 01:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Thanks Andyville. About the photo, it's just a picture, and photography can lie so well, but it's still nice to receive compliments on my impermanent shell, or rather, the image of my impermanent shell. I don't think I'm going to have time to register for the Vipassana forum for the moment although ...
by Chin-Chin
Fri 25 Aug 2006 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Ah hah, that is a highly guarded secret not to be revealed on this forum, hihi... I used to drink red wine, but I notice that it interferes with meditating. I actually can feel exactly what each food is doing to my body, its time of passage, its temperature and shape, etc. I would say that my diet i...
by Chin-Chin
Thu 24 Aug 2006 22:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Hi Andyville, It's so great to hear that you've realized so much change in yourself over the course of 10 days! I used to have panic attacks when I was a kid and be paranoid about everything. This is how I started meditating when I was 8. It changed my life. I wouldn't qualify it as a life based on ...
by Chin-Chin
Thu 24 Aug 2006 13:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Hi, The link that you sent didn't work, and I guess if I'm diminishing posts in this forum, it's not to immediately join another forum, hihi... Internet addictions! I actually felt quite good right before the Vipassan retreat, so I was saying in my mind that I didn't need this retreat. The center ca...
by Chin-Chin
Wed 23 Aug 2006 21:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Thanks Andyville, I will take a look.

I'm planning to attend the sittings in Paris every Sunday afternoon, for 2 hours. I also find it useful to do it on the metro, waiting in line, or whenever I have a moment.

Take care,
Chin-Chin
by Chin-Chin
Wed 23 Aug 2006 13:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Dear Andyville, I just came back from a Vipassana retreat in France, and it was really 10 days well-spent. Trying to establish practice at home - already sleeping less and feeling much more focussed as well as spontaneous. What was the most useful to me was the discipline of the mind and the knowled...
by Chin-Chin
Tue 04 Jul 2006 22:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The meaning of life
Replies: 44
Views: 15507

There's no inherent meaning in life (I don't mean that in a postive or negative sense). But somehow there's a wired mechanism that pulls us to ask this question. It seems to me that life wants to live, and that's probably the strongest impetus for continuing existence; some people call it the life f...
by Chin-Chin
Sun 25 Jun 2006 22:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vipassana retreats
Replies: 54
Views: 19544

Hi Corinne,

Do you mind lending the book to me when you pass by? I may do a course this summer...

They have sittings in Paris, usually at 5 am, to avoid having too many people? Just kidding!

Thanks a lot,
Chin-Chin
by Chin-Chin
Sat 24 Jun 2006 23:39
Forum: Acne
Topic: Link between masturbation/sex & acne?
Replies: 37
Views: 15988

Is there a link between masturbation and longivity? And would they be directly or inversely related?
by Chin-Chin
Sat 24 Jun 2006 16:34
Forum: Fruits, Juices and Dried Fruits
Topic: On fruit allergy?
Replies: 5
Views: 3871

What are you allergic to?
by Chin-Chin
Thu 22 Jun 2006 23:31
Forum: Mental Issues
Topic: Feeling drowsy
Replies: 9
Views: 6214

Wow!

You really get into an existential quest when you feel drowsy! I usually just take a nap. I did have a vitamin D deficiency recently though. I'm not sure if it was because I wasn't getting enough sunlight.
by Chin-Chin
Thu 22 Jun 2006 06:51
Forum: Xperiences in general
Topic: Various thoughts on the diet; veggie diet, sugar...
Replies: 30
Views: 15425

Well, it's easy for you to laugh about this Oscar, but can you even begin to grasp the severity of the situation? :cry: What could I ever do to make up for this? This is the kind of girl you would give up breathing for... I guess a Vipassana retreat is the only solution. Well, is she pissed or some...