Vipassana is a Pali word which means: Seeing clearly, seeing specially or seeing through (Vi – clearly, specially, into, through + passana – seeing). Vipassana means introspection, intuitive wisdom, intuitive knowledge. Vipassana is often translated as insight.

Seeing what clearly? Insight into what?

Vipassana means seeing through the true nature of reality or Insight into the true nature of reality. It means seeing things as they truely are. Vipassana is the direct and intuitive understanding of the true nature of all mental and physical phenomena.

Vipassana is based on the Four Satipatthana, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. That is to say, Insight is realized by the consistent and progressive application of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness are:

1. Mindfulness of the Body
2. Mindfulness of Feelings
3. Mindfulness of the Mind
4. Mindfulness of the Mind Objects


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In 2019 we are opened from 1th of June till 31th of July.
Attention! This year basic courses will start on 1th June, 16th June, 1th July, 16th July and 1th August. Old students can come for retreat at any time (please book in advance, you still need at least 12 days to make retreat properly).

Asher Gal, vipassana teacher, Baikal Asher Gal, vipassana teacher, Baikal

Our teacher for 2019 season - Asher Gal.

Asher Gal from Israel is practicing Vipassana meditation since 1988. His teachers are the late Venerable Phra Banyat Akkaynoat at Wat Rampoeng in Chiang Mai, Venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong and the last years Khun Thanat Chindaporn. He was awarded with the "Annual Benefactor of Buddhism Award" for his service in the Dhamma by the Sangha in May 2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Another award followed in May 2016 in Bangkok by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, the award of the "Sao Sema Dhammacakka" (also known as the Golden Pillar of the Dhamma) for benefactors of Buddhism, awarded for introducing and spreading the Dhamma abroad. Asher began teaching in Thailand in 2006. He has been invited to teach in Isreal, Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic.


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