A couple of weeks ago I went to an introductory workshop of Vipassana, have done it a bit on my own too, but today was my first proper sitting for over an hour. I felt constantly disturbed as people kept walking in and out, shuffling about, coughing etc. I used to practice Zen and they are really strict that you don't move unless it is absolutely necessary, it's perfectly quiet, but at the threveda Vihara centre I went to it wasn't what I expected. I thought people would be a little more strict with themselves and not move around so much. Maybe I'll get used to it.
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah