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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


Important news regarding the coronavirus epidemic:
We are sorry to inform you that no groupsittings or One-Day-Courses will take place in Austria until further notice. In addition, all Ten-Day-Courses and Dhamma service periods for the next few weeks have been canceled. This is done to counteract the rapid spread of the Corona Virus.
We will resume activities as soon as possible when the situation has stabilized.


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
07 Apr - 18 Apr 10-Day CANCELLED Hausham, Germany
11 Apr Children / Teens CANCELLED Neubau / NÖ 8 - 15 Jahre
25 Apr - 26 Apr Work Period CANCELLED Dhamma Mudita For old students

To apply please call +43 6503016302 or mail [email protected]
Further information

09 May - 10 May Work Period Open Dhamma Mudita For old students

To apply please call +43 6503016302 or mail [email protected]
Further information

16 May 1-Day Applications accepted starting 16 Apr Dhamma Mudita For old students
17 May Trust Meeting Open Dhamma Mudita For old students
20 Jun - 21 Jun Work Period Open Dhamma Mudita For old students

To apply please call +43 6503016302 or mail [email protected]
Further information

11 Jul 1-Day Applications accepted starting 28 Jun St. Andrä Wördern For old students
22 Jul - 02 Aug 10-Day Applications accepted starting 01 May Dhamma Pallava, Poland

Because of the Corona Virus the start of the application process was postboned to the 1st of May. Then we can evaluate the situation better. 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 01 May Hausham, Germany
17 Oct 1-Day Applications accepted starting 01 Oct St. Andrä Wördern For old students
01 Nov 1-Day Applications accepted starting 02 Oct Dhamma Mudita 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.

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.

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).

Work 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.