10 Years of Meditating

I started meditating in 2012, when Headspace was launched. What are the useful things that I’ve gotten out of doing something for 10 years? Throughout this time, I tried all kinds of apps, such as Insight Timer, Calm, Ten Percent Happier, Waking Up, Oak. I went to a 10 day silent retreat, virtual retreats, even in-app retreats. I experienced Vipassana, Metta, … Read more10 Years of Meditating

The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏻‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 1 of 3)

First, that wasn’t a retreat. It was a Buddhist monk boot camp! The word retreat signals comfort. This was anything but comfortable. It had all the classic attributes of a boot camp: hardship, excruciating self-inflicted pain, extreme restrictions, irrational submissions, perennial failures, imaginary successes, why-the-fuck-am-i-doing-this, I-am-quitting, I-suck, and ultimately self-fulfilling sense of reward. I figure … Read moreThe Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏻‍♂️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 1 of 3)

The Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏽‍♀️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 3)

Stardusts, gong baths, and the madness of Vipassana (insight) Meditation (Part 2 of 3. Go to Part 1, Part 3) The purpose of this boot camp was meditation. The conditions and setup of the retreat were there to allow us to experience the madness of meditation fully. Vipassana meditation was all about building awareness of … Read moreThe Ultra Review: 10-Day Vipassana 🧘🏽‍♀️ Silent Retreat in Hong Kong (Part 2 of 3)