What is Vipassana ? The 10-day silent meditation retreat everybody is talking about

SN Goenka Vipassana Meditation RetreatVipassana means to see things as they really are. This ancient meditation technique was rediscovered by Gautama Buddha 2 500 years ago and has been passed on from teacher to teacher ever since. The current Vipassana teacher, S.N. Goenka studied Vipassana for 14 years and taught tens of thousands of people across the world with no regards to religion, culture, age, gender. Although Goenka passed away in 2013, the Vipassana teachings continue. Indeed, today, Vipassana courses, are held at 310 locations in more than 90 countries. But what exactly is Vipassana ?

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Can we communicate with animals ?

As a kid, I dreamed of nothing more than to be able to communicate with the animal world. How amazing would that be ? I remember spending hours trying to 'talk' with my guinea pig 'Borise'.. but after being told so many times that animals don't talk in real life, I stopped trying. But today, I stumbled on something that made me reconsider that statement and so I couldn't help but wonder, were we wrong all this time ? Can we actually communicate with animals ?

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