According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, this course is run solely on a donation basis. Donations will be accepted for the teacher and for Wat Nawamintararachutis. Wishing to share these benefits with others, one gives a donation according to one’s means and volition. Whether a donation is large or small, it should be given with the wish to help others.
To clarify the spirit behind the discipline and rules, they may be summarized as follows: Take great care that your actions do not disturb anyone. Take no notice of distractions caused by others.
It may be that a student cannot understand the practical reasons for one or several of the above rules. Rather than allow negativity and doubt to develop, immediate clarification should be sought from the teacher. It is only by taking a disciplined approach and by making maximum effort that a student can fully grasp the practice and benefit from it. The emphasis during the course is on work. A golden rule is to meditate as if one were alone, with one’s mind turned inward, ignoring any inconveniences and distractions that one may encounter. Finally, students should note that their progress in Vipassana depends solely on their own good qualities and personal development and on five factors: earnest efforts, confidence, sincerity, health and wisdom. May the above information help you to obtain maximum benefit from your meditation course. We are happy to have the opportunity to serve, and wish you peace and harmony from your experience of Vipassana.
THE COURSE TIMETABLE
The following is a sample timetable. The actual timetable may be different. The timetable for the course will be designed to maintain the continuity of practice. For best results students are advised to follow it as closely as possible.
he common people know not
That in this Quarrel they will perish,
But those who realize this truth
Have their Quarrels calmed thereby.