Vipassana Meditation Centre
Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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All courses are run solely on a donation basis. All expenses are met by donations from those who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialisation.
- Those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka
or his Assistant Teachers.
are an introductory course to Vipassana Meditation
where the technique is taught step-by-step each day.
The courses begin after a 2-4 pm registration period and
orientation, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and
end the morning of the 11th day by 7:30am.
Sit & Serve Periods
have been set aside to work on a variety of Centre maintenance, construction, household and gardening projects. All Old Students are welcome to participate. The daily program will include three group sittings with morning and afternoon work periods. On selected evenings, there will be tapes played of special discourses and talks that S.N. Goenka has given to Old Students.
Old Student short courses
(1-3 days) are for any student who has completed the 10-day course with
S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers. All old students are welcome to
apply to attend these courses, including those where it has been some
time since their last course.
Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta courses have the same timetable and discipline as 10-day course. The difference is that in the taped evening discourses the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is carefully examined. This is the principal text in which the technique of Vipassana is systematically explained. These courses are open to serious old students who have completed at least three 10-day courses, have not been practising any other meditation techniques since last 10-day course, have been practising this technique of Vipassana for at least one year, are trying to maintain the five precepts in their daily lives, and trying to maintain daily practice.
are open only to serious Old Students
committed to this technique who have completed a minimum of five
10-day courses , one Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta course, given Dhamma Service
at least one 10-day course, and have been practicing regularly for
at least two years. Application for these courses must be made with a
Long Course Application Form.
Applications must be submitted well in advance as
processing may take some time. Students who understand little or no English may apply for the course, as an open language system is used, which means that instead of the usual bilingual course system (English-French, English-Spanish, etc.) each course will have English as the main course language and is furthermore open to all languages. However, acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of required course materials, suitable translators and permission of the teacher conducting the course.
Teacher's self courses
Each year Mr. Goenka sits his own course in India. This has traditionally been called the Teacher's Self Course (TSC). Students who qualify are allowed to sit a self-course at the same time.
Children's Anapana Courses
are open for all children aged 8-12 years old who wish to learn to
meditate. Their parents/guardians do not have to be meditators. For further information click