What happens at a Vipassana retreat?
It’s essentially a retreat where you go, and there’s no speaking. You may go for three days or ten days, and you simply just don’t talk, and you eat healthy food and you can do yoga and meditation through that time. It’s a very powerful way to recharge the batteries, develop inner peace, and also to get creative, to think of solutions. I even know businesspeople that use it to find new business ideas.
How would this help you in becoming a better person? What changes would you notice?
In terms of dating, I’ve heard of guys that have gone to a Vipassana retreat, and when they come out, they just seem to be more attractive to women. Women tend to give them more attention. From what I understand about having inner peace and just being relaxed within yourself, this is attractive to women, a guy who’s just really comfortable in his own skin.
Something I think is a case in the modern-day world, we all rush around and we’re always busy and doing things, even when we’re meant to relax, our mind’s running with a thousand thoughts. A Vipassana retreat is really powerful at just quieting the mind and getting you to just actually be relaxed, for once. This helps you become a better man, because there’s no aspect of your life that isn’t going to benefit from this.
Do these retreats teach you to relieve a lot of stress both inside and outside of the retreat?
Absolutely. It doesn’t just help you while you’re at the retreat. It’s a permanent result. A lot of guys find that actually attending a Vipassana retreat very difficult. They find it almost stressful, to begin with, not being busy and rushing around and talking all the time and dealing with their issues. It can be actually very intense, but it can also cause a permanent transformation.
Would you notice a significant shift in the way you view the world, after you have been to one of these retreats?
Yes, absolutely. I wish every guy who reads this website could attend one. I know that, when I was coaching in live situations, I wished every guy who came to me for coaching had gone on one of these retreats. It certainly would have made my job a hell of a lot easier, at getting him to pick up women.
It will change not only your perceptive of the world, but your perception of yourself. It’s great for actually building your own confidence, and your own sense of inner strength. It can be powerful for increasing your sense of self-worth, and also just to feel better in your own skin, to help build a stronger relationship with yourself on a core level.