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  • Writer's pictureIssy

My Experience Of A 10 Day Vipassana Silence Retreat

Hi Everyone !

I know its been a while and much has happened.

I went to the United States on the 17th of February, to visit my family in Texas, which I used to be and exchange student at 2009. We had so much fun, ate craw-fish, made Tiktok videos and just went around town.

I went to Las Vegas as I mentioned before, after that I went to Washington Seattle.

I signed up for a Vipassana (a 10 day meditation course) in silence, in Onalaska (2 hours away from Seattle.

I signed up online to get a shared ride with someone who would join the course as well. Paulo was my guy, he replied and let me ride with him to this retreat.

If I was scared? Yes for many things, but first of all riding with someone you never met, to get to a place you never been, crazy.

But Paulo was the best guy ever, we had so much fun and we also stopped at my favorite restaurant Chipotle (the last meal before the retreat). But to my surprise the food at this retreat was the best I have ever tried, no joking. It was all vegetarian and it was delicious, everyday!

But coming there, in the middle of absolute nowhere was an experience itself.

I made a little V-logg so you can watch it and hear about my experience:

But here was the scheduled for everyday of the course:

Also coming there there, the first day you start talking to people and get new friends but that same night you start the silence at 8 PM, then meditate for 1 hour, right after you go to bed. Then day after, the course starts.

I wish I had pictures or even videos to show, but we had no phones or any other connection to the world for these 10 days, neither could we read or write.

The scariest was coming out of silence and getting your phone back and realizing the corona virus (in only 10 days) got spread and Seattle was the worst hit city in the states and I was there.

My flight to Sweden that I was supposed to take on March 28th, I had to reschedule.

Costa Rica was about to close their boarders and I needed to change my plans to instead go back to my husband.

Instead of staying in Texas to March 27, I left Texas on the 18th of March to get back home right on time before the boarders of Costa Rica closed.

This whole world situation is crazy at the moment and I hope to go visit my family on May 6th.

Let see what happens!

I hope everyone stay safe, protected and trying to stay positive in this unfortunate situation 💗 Love to all of you 💗