Having never been silent for half a day let alone 9, I was unsure how I would find it. I was amazed how easily I fell into it. Although seeing solemn faces around me was challenging, as all I wanted to do was play, I realised that everyone was working on their own challenges.
The meditation itself was a great technique. I have to say it was good to have the 10 days to get used to it as it was tough to start with, and I am someone who meditates often. However, once you understand the reasons for the way they do things from a deeper level it just all feels natural and lovely and worthwhile.
On my last day I had a big shift within myself and now having come out into the big wide world again I can feel the difference that it has made. I am aware of how different I am becoming within myself. It feels like I have walked out into an alternative universe. An amazing feeling.
If you are someone who has been doing inner work on yourself but knows you have some deeper hurts, this would be a worthwhile exercise for you. If you are someone who has done no work on your inner self, it would be a great starting point for you.
The great thing about this is also that it is free. You can give a donation or offer to give your time to help them if you do a 10 day course and find it to be of use to you.
The details can be found on www.dhamma.org