Vipassana, also known as insight meditation, is training in bringing a clear mindful attention to our moment to moment experience. We begin by relaxing through the body and then resting attention with the breath – or some other sensory anchor – and allowing the mind to settle. Then we open to whatever is predominant or calling our attention – sensations, emotions, sounds – meeting each arising experience with a clear, kind attention. The gift of this process is discovering balance in the midst of the changing flow, and gaining deep insight into the nature of reality.
NOTE: this is an instruction and meditation given in the morning of Day 4 at the IMCW Spring 2019 7-day silent retreat.
… You might sense the whole earth body, our extended body and the energy and life flowing through the earth and through you. Filling your whole body with the awareness and aliveness that’s really here.
Letting everything happen, not stopping anything, this whole field of sensation. Letting life live through you, including the coming and going of sound. Resting in the awareness that’s listening to and feeling this whole moment. …