Vipassana is similar to Gestalt

Genevieve's picture

The focus is on the "NOW".

shond's picture

It's much more than that

Vipassana is much more than focus on the now, much more. Actually, the now stuff is marginal in that case.

The main and maybe the only theme of Vipassana and its uniqueness is the focus on body sensations. Suggesting that anything mental is mapped to body sensations (e.g. emotions, impressions, pains, pleasures etc.) the work in Vipassana is to observe body sensations in an unbiased way.

P.S As far as I know Gestalt is not concerned with focus on the now as well but more involved with generic patterns of phenomena.

shond | Sun, 03/14/2010 - 09:39