Hi all, I am Yin, 33 years old female.
I feel extremely lucky to chance on this forum, so many people who consciously trying to better their life, so amazing!
A little bit on myself..hmm..fairly happy uneventful loving childhood, went off to the UK to study medicine and practice medicine there for awhile before deciding to come back to Malaysia and run a small business. All before the COVID pandemic started.
I was brought up in a Buddhist family with a heavy emphasis on rituals and rites. I started seeking out the 'real' dhamma last year and started meditating seriously early this year. I started off with concentration practice probably 6 months but was getting frustrated because i feel like I have made no progress. Then MCTB2 popped up on the net one day as I was seeking for more to read.. hence since June 2020, I have been doing Mahasi style noting.
I practise ranging from 1-6 hours a day, have never been to a retreat ( COVID !), planning to attend one in Malaysia this year end hopefully!
I honestly dont know where I am at on the map, but just plugging away.
I am in the process of looking for a teacher that could guide me in Vipassana meditation because I think my neurotic and obsessive towards perfection (HAH) personality could benefit a teacher! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and recommendations about getting a teacher if you have any