I recently completed a ten day Vipassana meditation course, which entails no talking, no reading, no writing, no entertainment of any kind. Just all meditation, all the time. Here is a summary of some of my experiences.

As I pulled up to the Northwest Vipassana Center, my friend Hayley texted me: I had a dream last night that you won a regional karaoke competition. I texted her back: Nice! I took it as a good omen for the upcoming ten days. Little did I realize that I would have a hours upon hours to choreograph and rehearse (in my head) my upcoming karaoke hits, including but not limited to: Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon”, Amy Winehouse’s “(You Know) I’m No Good’, Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” and Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”