At the Igatpuri academy, the vipassana course is a 10-day residential programme, during which practitioners meditate for more than 10 hours a day to understand the “deep interconnection between the mind and body.” There are several mandates. Practitioners must observe complete “noble silence”—which means “silence of body, speech, and mind”—and avoid eye contact with fellow meditators. They must follow the path of truth, shun sexual activity and substance abuse, and extend the right to life to all. Everyone is expected to walk with their eyes on the ground in order to avoid stepping on any living creature.
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