Hush! I won't say a word the next 10 days...

12 comments so far...

Euzkerika Orozco July 30, 2008, 09:02 AM
:O why not Marie??

¿Te vas de vacaciones? :))

dhania July 30, 2008, 04:07 PM
off to the zen mind she walks... good luck
Marie Langhoff-Roos August 10, 2008, 07:55 PM
Back from this 10 day course in Vipassana meditation in Sweden... With noble silence (means no communication, verbal or non verbal), to meals a day, a daily program that starts at 4.00 am and finish at 9.00 pm and consists of.... meditating :-)

What an experience....!

Marie Langhoff-Roos August 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
Vacacciones? No querida :-)
Trabajo, trabajo muy, pero muy duro!
dhania August 11, 2008, 09:48 AM
so did you .. well, like it, or rather: was it fruitful for you? Would you recommend the experience? I'd love to hear / read more about it.
xcib August 11, 2008, 09:56 AM
Ten days without saying a word???? I think I would explode ;-)
Marie Langhoff-Roos August 11, 2008, 07:49 PM

:-) Yes I think it was a very fruitful experience but a lot of hard work also... 5 women out of 34 quit the course, because it was to hard for them... 3 men out of 32 quit the course for the same reason...

I stayed, but I would be lieing if I told you that it is only a good experience...

I can write you a mail about the details if you'd like?


Not saying a word wasn't really the hardest part, which may sound strange, but when you have serious physical pain and you are using your brain as much as we were, you start to enjoy the silence, trust me :-)

But on the other hand, it was quite hard to walk by a crying woman sitting on a bench, not being allowed to comfort her with words or a hug... That I missed. Being able to show that I do care of other human beings and not only myself...

I don't think you would explode, but it would probably be a challenge. I talk A LOT and it was a huge challenge fot me to shut up and think ;-)

dhania August 12, 2008, 11:02 AM
Marie: yes, please :-) very much appreciated
Marie Langhoff-Roos August 13, 2008, 07:12 PM
Where do I write to?
dhania August 13, 2008, 08:41 PM
phildeb at gmx dot net, thx
bere August 24, 2008, 07:56 AM
wow marie, i really admire your strength to go through this meditation, sounds like a really tough experiment and i am really glad you were successful, i am sure your insight about many things have changed, my mom has some experience with "retiros" in México, but she has never been to any exercise longer than 5 days, and also they had 1 daily meeting every evening to discuss the matters of the day. i truly think that what you did was great!

and your experience reminded me of this german documentary film about Carthusian order of monks in France, who live under a vote of Silence, i think you and dhania will appreciate it, Into Great Silence,

Marie Langhoff-Roos August 25, 2008, 08:38 AM
Thank you Bere.
Muchas gracias :-)
It was a tough experiment, but I have learned a lot!
If you want to know a little bit more, google S.N. Goenka and you'll find a lot of interesting articles etc. about the 10-day course in Vipassana meditation :-)
I think you should go... Or at least consider it :-)
Add a comment...
Your name:
Your e-mail:

About 23

About 23
What is 23 and who's behind the service?
Just In
Discover the world from a different angle.
Here's a crop of the latest photos from the around the world.
Search photos from users using 23
Help / Discussion
Get help or share your ideas to make 23 better
23 Blog / 23 on Twitter
Messages and observations from Team 23
Terms of use
What can 23 be used for and what isn't allowed
More services from 23
We also help people use photo sharing in their professional lives
  • Basque (ES)
  • Bulgarian (BG)
  • Chinese (CN)
  • Chinese (TW)
  • Danish (DK)
  • Dutch (NL)
  • English (US)
  • French (FR)
  • Galician (ES)
  • German (DE)
  • Italian (IT)
  • Norwegian (NO)
  • Polish (PL)
  • Portuguese (PT)
  • Russian (RU)
  • Spanish (ES)
  • Swedish (SE)

Popular photos right now