Vipassana, here I come

During the Christmas period, staying at the Entrance most of the time, I had the privilege of being harmonized every day for nine days in a row – and also prayed for. Usually there is a sign or an insight or something out of the ordinary on the ninth day. For me that was an acceptance email that I got into the 10-day Silence Retreat in the Blue Mountains, the Vipassana. Starting on February 15, it offers 10 days of total silence, 10-hours of meditation a day, 2 meals and the prospect of uncovering what is hidden in the crevices of my subconscious mind…and letting it go.

One day after coming back, I have booked a flight to Bali, just for good measure, to cement in the new meditation practices and heal that part of myself which I haven’t paid much attention to so far: the subconscious conditioned self that is not always obvious and supportive of our growth.



Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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