Vipassana holidays! This startup allows 11 extra leaves for meditation

According to, Vipassana means to see things as they really are. It says, Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation

Source | | Sonal Khetarpal

After doing two Vipassana courses in one year, Aneesh Reddy, Co-founder and CEO of Singapore-based software-as-a-service (Saas) customer engagement firm Capillary Technologies was ecstatic. Sitting under the banyan tree at the Centre Guest House at Auroville during his New Year break, he shared the experience of the most ancient form of meditation on his LinkedIn post.

“It truly worked like magic and has been genuinely transformative – many, many years of personal and startup baggage (read mountains of negativity and anxiety) cleared up during the 11-day course. I just felt so much lighter in my head, so much more full of energy and inner peace. I don’t know why it worked, but it just worked!,” wrote Reddy.

He had decided to give it a try upon the recommendation of his longtime school friend Karthik Tirvarur, Investment Lead of Consumer Internet Investments (Global) at International Finance Corporation. He had enrolled for one earlier too, way back in 2016, but couldn’t make it due to time constraints. Finally, he did his first Vipassana course in February 2020 at the Dhamma Nijjanna Centre in Nizamabad district in Andhra Pradesh, India. “They teach Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka where the expectation is to live the life of a monk for 10 days,” he says. Once the lockdown opened up, he followed it up with another course in October.

Since then, he has made it a part of his daily routine and has been influencing others to try it. He practices 30 minutes to an hour of Vipassana six days a week. He says it has de-cluttered his mind, improving his ability to think clearly and be present in the moment. “I am probably at my best in terms of inner peace and mental health.”

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