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Would a 10 days vipassana a waste of time if not practiced after? It will never be a waste of time. In fact undertaking such a retreat is one of the most wholesome things one can do in life. I did the 10-day Goenka retreat in 2015 and it really sparked my practice. The thing is, you have to continue practicing when you get home in daily life. It's not like ...


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The other answers have offered good advice, opinions, and perspective. I want to bring up two things: The Buddha's father didn't want him to renounce The Buddha's parents themselves did not want the Buddha to become a monk. You might read up on that story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Renunciation. There are varying accounts. I'm not clear on whether ...


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