Vipassana Meditation Center Philippines Day 10 of 10; Noble Silence ends.
Today after the 8-9am Group Sitting, Noble Silence ends. It was actually quite amusing. As soon as the teachers left the meditation hall, a male student stood up and erupted with speech. It was as though he barfed words. I didn’t understand what he said but the entire room chuckled. It was very amusing.
This continues for most the day. Sharing of experiences. Everyone wanting to know everyone. Thank-yous, exchanges, laughter, emotions, smiles, tears and it is very powerful.
Usually at this time I prefer to keep to myself. To remain in that silent space. Or at least a gentle quiet one. I keep to my accommodation or serving duties. I prefer not to small talk at this time. Feel more like nurturing to be honest. I often feel emotional and fragile. An ending is among us.