For my final week in Sri Lanka, I lived at Kanduboda Siyane International Insight Meditation Center. I had been looking forward to this retreat for some time, and was a major highlight of the trip for me. Under the tutelage of my wonderful and beautiful teacher, Rev. Wimukthi, and with the guidance of the Center’s head monks, I studied and practiced vipassana meditation.
Practicing vipassana, meaning “insight”, meditation has had a profound effect on me. I know I will always remember this one, simple week so fondly. The people that I met, the food I ate, my simple room… Sometimes when I close my eyes I can see it all so vividly still.