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Nothing happens at a silent retreat

I'm stuck on part of a short story I'm writing. My main character is at a silent Vipassana retreat, but I'm not comfortable having so much of the action be internal. Aside from natural disasters and the like, what are some weird/dramatic things that could happen there that are realistic?
posted by mermaidcafe on Nov 5, 2015 - 39 answers

How do I sort out the many different types of meditation? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Apr 11, 2011 - 11 answers

The Last Picture Show

I just completed a ten-day Vipassana course and was able to undo knots I never expected to work and feel very much renewed to work for justice and compassion. I am continuing the practice and can now sit for about 1.25 hours without voluntarily reacting to sensations in and on my body. Recently, I have begun experiencing very intense talking in my head. Not "Me" talking, but more like visualizing being spoken to about a whole range of subjects I had never thought of. It is almost like watching a boring documentary, about milk production for example. If you practice Vipassana or other meditation, did you experience this and how long did you take to break out of it?
posted by parmanparman on Jan 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Should I try Vipassana again if it wasn't beneficial the first time?

Should I give Vipassana meditation (a 10 day course) another go? Second time lucky maybe? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on May 17, 2010 - 16 answers

Schools of Meditation

What are the differences between Zen and Vipassana meditation? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Meditation Preparation

Advice for attending a ten day meditation workshop? [more inside]
posted by farishta on Nov 11, 2007 - 13 answers

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