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Vipassana at Home is a 10 day meditation course designed to fit within daily life.
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The Course:

Vipassana at Home is an online meditation course for people who want to explore meditation in their everyday life.

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The course introduces participants to the Vipassana meditation technique over the course of 10 days.

Participants will meditate every morning and evening using 1-hour pre-recorded guided meditations.

These are further aided by live online lectures and group meditations. Additional support is given through live Q&A and a chat group.

It is expected that the participants have a quiet and comfortable space to meditate and to fully commit to the 10 days so that benefits can be experienced.

The course emphasises the practice of meditation.
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Course Content:

The course emphasises the practice of meditation. Two hours of meditation per day will help you become established in the technique.

The meditations will be supplemented with lectures to help you understand the principles at work in your meditations.

By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of how to practice these techniques for yourself and apply them to your daily life to improve interpersonal relationships, manage your emotions and stress levels and engage with life more fully.

Live zoom sessions during the course will be on both weekends, Saturday and Sunday.

These will also be recorded for participants in other time zones.

What we teach

Anapana Meditation

Mindfulness of breathing to concentrate and calm the mind.

Vipassana Meditation

To reduce reactivity and see experience with more clarity.

Metta Meditation

Loving-kindness to foster gratitude, wellbeing & love.

Application to Daily Life

How to apply these techniques in your everyday life to overcome harmful emotions and behaviours.

Vipassana, also known as mindfulness meditation, means to see clearly.
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What is Vipassana?

Vipassana, also known as mindfulness meditation, means to see clearly.

In this style of meditation we train ourselves to observe our reality as it is, not as we would like it to be. We observe experience openly and non-judgmentally.

Our untrained way of seeing can be extremely biased by our patterns of reacting and perceiving, colouring our view of the world and creates an unnecessary feeling of struggling through life.

The Vipassana technique has been around since the time of the Buddha (450BC) and while traditionally practised in Buddhist contexts, it is a completely non-religious tool to train our minds.

Benefits of Vipassana

Create more peace in your life

Over time, practice changes our default state to a feeling of ease rather than always being slightly anxious or existing in a state of chronic urgency, impatience and imperfection.

Improve relationship to self and other

You can transform how you relate to others to be more understanding, kind and patient which in turn makes people treat you the same way. Most importantly, you learn to be kinder to yourself.

Be less distracted

Directing your mind more intentionally, less energy is wasted on worry, rumination and distraction which naturally gives rise to being more fully present with your task, whether that is exercise, interactions or work.

Your Facilitator.

Headshot of Reimar Scholz. Meditation Instructor.

Reimar grew up in Germany, experiencing his mind mainly through movement. Taekwondo, snowboarding, rock-climbing and teaching himself backflips in his garden was the norm in his youth.

Unconsciously, he was searching for a peaceful and fully immersed mind.

Parallel to studying Economics & Finance and working in Investment Management in Australia, he discovered Vipassana meditation. Feeling early benefits, he became a committed practitioner alongside his full time job and teaching Yoga.

Since starting, he sits two to three 10-15 day silent meditation retreats per year and practices 1-2 hours daily, cultivating mindfulness in all facets of his life.  

He practices mainly in the Burmese and Thai Theravada Buddhist tradition. Teachers who influenced him most include Culadasa, S.N. Goenka, Ajahn Tong & Sam Harris.

Reimar is currently in Thailand exploring body and mind through Contact Improvisation dance and Vipassana meditation.

While a formal meditation is crucial, he believes in a balanced and integrated practice, that calls for experiencing and engaging in life fully, off the cushion.

Inspired to share and introduce people to the benefits of a Vipassana practice, he started teaching in 2021.

Ask Reimar a question →
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FAQs

If you still have questions, don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Can I still join the discourses if I am in a different timezone?

Live zoom discourses try to make it possible for Europe, Asia and Australia to join most sessions. Not all timezones will be able to watch them live. All discourses will be recorded and shared in case you cannot attend the live sessions.

Can I do this course while in a full-time job?

Yes the course is designed so that you are able to participate.

Guided meditations are shared the day before and you can fit them into your morning and evening routine.

I am worried I am not capable of meditating for two hours everyday. Should I still join?

If you are in reasonable physical and mental health and are sincerely and genuinely interested in trying out this practice it will be possible. 

It all depends on the commitment you bring to the 10 days and if you are open and willing to apply yourself patiently and diligently, you will surely see tangible benefits.

If you cannot sit cross-legged, we can adjust your posture to sit on a chair or use cushions as help.

Why do I have to join for the entire 10 days?

Traditionally this technique is taught over 10 days as each day a new step is introduced. To give this technique a fair trial and be able to practice on your own, committing to the full 10 days is highly recommended.

Will I receive any support during the course?

You are free to message the instructor at any time if you need guidance or support or even reach out for 1-on-1. We also organise a Whatsapp group for you to share and connect with other participants. During live sessions, you will also have time for Q&A.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wants to be introduced to Vipassana meditation or go deeper into their practice. Not everyone has time or opportunity to attend a full 10 day Vipassana course and this course is meant to serve as a bridge towards full 10 day retreats.

This is a beginner friendly course. If you have never meditated before, have had a casual relationship with meditation or have even attended a Vipassana retreat but want to stabilise and reinvigorate your daily practice, this course is for you.

Is Vipassana At Home associated with Dhamma.org?

No, we are not associated with Dhamma.org. The technique taught is very similar to the one taught in S.N. Goenka Vipassana centers but our teaching approach is informed by the facilitators experience in other Vipassana traditions as well.

The course is by no means a substitute to a full 10-day Dhamma.org course. We highly recommend any practitioners to attend a full in-person retreat to really experience the technique.

Where do donations go?

Offering our courses for free allows us to pass on the Vipassana teachings to those who need it, whatever position they are in. Donations go towards operational costs and to help support the teacher.

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Contact us

If you still have questions about Vipassana at Home, feel free to contact us here:

reimar@vipassanaathome.org
WhatsApp +66 804438813
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