Month: June 2015

How to Fart Like A Girl: And other lessons I learned on a Vipassanā retreat

Sacred Art painting by Alison Baumsteiger. Available at Ecoartopia.org and www.redbubble.com.

Sacred Art painting by Alison Baumsteiger. Available at Ecoartopia.org and http://www.redbubble.com.

During the whirlwind that is the end of the school year, I received an email letting me know I had been accepted to a Vipassana retreat in North Fork, California. I had applied to attend months before and after watching my friends graduate I headed north for my adventure, all without knowing what exactly I would be doing during these 10 days of silence. Turns out there are many things to learn, even when there are no books or professors present; here are five of them.

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