Human Parts
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Human Parts

Lived Through This

A Brutally Honest Review of My 10-Day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

My slow spiral into insanity and inner peace

This gong at rang at 4:00am in the morning. Every. Freaking. Morning. For 11 days straight. All photos courtesy of author unless specified.

NoNo talking. No phones or technology. No yoga pants. No working out. No music. No reading. No writing. No killing (even spiders!). No stealing. No masturbating. No sex. No lying. No drugs or alcohol. No moving…




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Ivy Kwong

Ivy Kwong

Asian American therapist specializing in healing codependency, trauma (ancestral, sexual, racial), AAPI thriving, & decolonizing mental health.

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