Sunday, 21 December 2014

"Craig's Retreat"


On CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), Craig Desson, host of The Sunday Edition, shares his experience of sitting his first ten-day Vipassana course at Dhamma Torana, a meditation center in the tradition of Sayagyi U Goenka. The interview gives an interesting perspective to how a Westerner has learned to practice the Buddha's teachings, without having any background whatsoever in the tradition or context. Although sitting a ten-day course (and even a sixty-day course) as a lay person is in truth very, very far from actually being a monk, Mr. Desson notes that he felt his experience on the course helped him to feel as though he was living "the monk's life."

The seven-minute interview can be listened to here