Vipassana for Mind, Brain and Body

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Special Communication from Delhi Public School Tapi to Parent on 01.09.2016

Dear Parents / Authorised Guardians

Teachers at DPS Tapi had a Vipassana training session recently and all have agreed that the same will greatly benefit our students. As a beginning, training sessions with experts have been organized for students of Classes IV-X. Depending on the benefits observed from this, we plan to extend it to junior classes as possible.

Vipassana is a way of inner-transformation through self-observation by focusing on one’s normal breathing. ‘Vipassana’ means ‘to see things as they really are’ and is a technique of delving into the deep interconnection between mind and body. This is different from Pranayama as there is no intervention or trying to breathe in any particular way. Breathing in and out normally and focusing the mind on this is called anapana-sati. Regular practice of anapana-sati induces longer and more intense attention span, control over the mind and balanced emotions, by releasing the daily tensions of life and creating a calm, peaceful state of mind at all times. Concentration is at the root of all physical and intellectual excellence. Regular practitioners of anapana-sati have even been cured of physical ailments.

  • Please note that Vipassana, although of Buddhist origin, is a non-denominational technique in practice.
  • No religious chanting, prayer or preaching is involved.
  • Breath, mind, thoughts, emotions, memory, concentration, stress, problems, anger, etc. are universal human issues that will be addressed via anapana-sati in Vipassana.
  • Parents with doubts/queries may contact the school reception.

School will try to enable 10 minutes of daily anapana-sati for students, as the routine permits. Parents are requested to see that their wards practice regularly at home as well, for all-round and long-term benefits of mind, body and intellect.

Dr. Sanjukta Sivakumar



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