Vipassana is India's one of the most ancient techniques of meditation. The word means to see things as they really are. It is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. The technique was rediscovered by Gautam Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills. Vipassana focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body.
Those who practise Vipassana get methodical meditation instructions a number of times a day, and each day"s progress is explained by a taped evening speech by S.N. Goenka. Complete silence is observed for the first nine days. On the tenth day, students continue speaking, creating the evolution back to a more fulsome way of life. The course is wrapped-up on the morning of the eleventh day. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.
Shriya is all set for a change. She will soon join the sets of her debut Malayalam movie Pokkiri Raja opposite Mammootty. In Tamil she is expecting the release of her Kutty opposite Dhanush.