Wheel of Dhamma

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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://austria.dhamma.org/index.php?id=2847&L=0
Mobile: [+43] (0) 680 217 54 65


Important news regarding the Corona pandemic:

The upcoming courses and service days will be carried out with a reduced number of participants and with strict observance of the hygiene measures. Ensuring the health of the participants and the requirements of the authorities are crucial here. So, there can still be changes if the requirements of the federal states require it or if there is a security risk for the participants.

Participants are expected to follow these requirements meticulously.

At the moment only applicants can be accepted who:

  • Do not belong to any risk group
  • Can confirm, that they can be picked up within 24 hours in an emergency
  • Have not yet taken a course in 2021. This rule does not apply for serving. 

Please check travel restrictions before applying!

Thank you for your understanding


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 in summer time and 8 pm in winter time (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.
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 26 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Filling Up Servers - Closed Vienna For old students
The registration closes 24 hours before the course starts.
Apply* 27 Jun 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Dornbirn For old students
Apply* 10 Jul Children
Open St. Arbogast For children and teens from 8 - 16 years
10 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Jun Dhamma Mudita For old students
After the course there is the possibility for questions to the teacher
11 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 27 Jun Dhamma Mudita For old students
After the course there is the possibility for questions to the teacher
Apply* 14 Jul - 25 Jul 10-Day Women - Long Wait List New Men - Closed Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Short Wait List Dhamma Pallava, Poland
Apply* 15 Aug Children
Open Dhamma Mudita For children and teens from 8 - 16 years
16 Aug - 27 Aug 10-Day CANCELLED Hausham, Germany
30 Aug - 10 Sep 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Jul Salgótarján, Ungarn New Course!!

Registration for this course is open until 5th of July only for participants residing in Austria. All others please register after 5th of July. 

Further Infos about this course will follow. 

24 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Dhamma Mudita For old students
After the course there is the possibility for questions to the teacher
29 Sep - 10 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 31 Jul Jutel Weyer New Course!!

Further information about this course will follow.

10 Nov - 21 Nov 10-Day Applications accepted starting 10 Sep Jufa Waldviertel
26 December, 2021 - 06 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 26 Oct 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://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.

Children's 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.

Teenagers' Anapana Courses are available for teens in different age ranges from 13-18 years old. Their parents/guardians do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

Courses for children and teens are open for ages 8 to 18 years old (only Boys or only Girls).

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.