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Austria, Vienna, Wien, Austria
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / German

The Austrian Vipassana Trust has been established in 2008 in order to serve the growing demand for Vipassana courses in Austria. From 2008 till 2010 three courses could be organized annually at rented sites with capacities of up to 150 persons. Since 2013 five are being organized yearly.

After having looked for a real estate property for several years, the Trust for Vipassana Meditation has found a suitable land in the region of Upper Austria the beginning of 2017. There, the Vipassana centre Dhamma Muditā will be built . Muditā means "joy". It will be the 13th centre in Europe offering 10-day or longer courses. It is a great opportunity to create and develop this centre, so that more people will have the opportunity to experience Vipassana and to deepen their practice.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course
  1. Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
  2. Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
  3. Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it.
  4. Important: New students can apply for one 10-day course only. Old students can only sit two courses within 12 months with a minimum gap of three months.

  5. Await notification. All correspondence will be through e-mail if you give an e-mail address in your application. Due to the large volume of applications, it may take up to two weeks before receiving notification.
  6. If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
Additional information

Vipassana Trust Austria
Ottakringerstrasse 14/14
A - 1170 Wien
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.austria.dhamma.org/index.php?id=2847&L=0
Mobile: [+43] (0) 680 217 54 65

NEW participants can apply for ONE 10-day course only, OLD participants for TWO 10-day courses within 1 calendar year. 
There must be a gap of at least 3 months between all courses (except 1- and 3-day courses and service).

Registration opens at about 9 pm (Vienna Time).

Applications will be ranked according to the time of registration. The system remembers the time you start the registration, so you have up to 30 minutes to complete your form thoroughly. 

Ten Day & Other Courses
All ten day courses begin on the evening of the first day and end on the early morning of the last day.
See Comments for any special instructions for events in this section.
2020 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 18 Jan 1-Day Women - Long Wait List Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Vienna For old students
The registration closes 24 hours before the course starts.
25 Jan 1/2 Day Course Open Vienna For old students
10am - 13pm, no registration necessary
Apply* 26 Jan 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake Constance
Apply* 23 Feb 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake of Constance
Apply* 08 Mar 1-Day Open St. Andrä Wördern New Course!!For old students
Apply* 22 Mar 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Region Lake of Constance
Apply* 04 Apr 1-Day Open St. Andrä Wördern For old students
Apply* 07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Closed Old Men - Long Wait List Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up Hausham, Germany
19 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Jan St. Andrä Wördern For old students
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Apr Dhamma Pallava, Poland

Priority is given to applicants from Austria. Applications from other students will be accepted only after 14th May.

10 Aug - 21 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 21 Apr Hausham, Germany
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 20 Apr St. Andrä Wördern For old students
04 Nov - 15 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 07 Jul Jufa Hochkar
18 Nov - 29 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 19 Jul Jufa Hochkar
26 December, 2020 - 06 January, 2021 10-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Sep St. Arbogast

Note that we only accepts applications submitted online. The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server.

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://www.austria.dhamma.org/index.php?id=2791&L=0. A user name and password will be required to access these pages.

Questions may be addressed to Email: [email protected]

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.

Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Old students have the opportunity to provide Dhamma Service at the courses listed.

Bilingual courses are courses which are taught in two languages. All students will hear daily meditation instructions in both languages. The evening discourses will be heard separately.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.

10-day Courses 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 7:30 am.

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.