Why is the course ten days long? How many hours a day will I be meditating? What language is used in the course? How much does the course cost? How much are teachers paid to conduct courses? I can't sit cross legged. Can I meditate? I'm on a special diet. Can I bring my own food? Can pregnant women attend courses? Are there any special arrangements or instructions for them? Why is a course conducted in silence? How can I be sure I am capable of doing the meditation? Is there anyone who should not participate in a course? Can Vipassana cure physical or mental diseases? How about depression? Does Vipassana cure that? Can Vipassana make people mentally unbalanced? Do I have to be a Buddhist to practice Vipassana? Why do I have to stay for the entire ten days? Is it dangerous to leave a course early? How about the tenth day, when talking is allowed and serious meditation stops? Can I leave then?