in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
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** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Bulgarian
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana website for an introduction. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
- Access the application form by clicking Apply for the desired course. Old students will be given the option to serve.
- Please carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course.
- Fully and completely fill out all the sections of application form and submit it. An application is required to register for all courses.
- 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.
- If your application is accepted then we require you to confirm you will be attending in order to secure your place in the course.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19
All courses will be run according to the official regulations related with Covid-19.
Given the ever-changing situation, there may be changes to the course organisation which will be further communicated to all applicants.
Vipassana Bulgaria organization reserves the right not to accept participants on arrival at the place or during the course, depending on their state of health and the anti-epidemic measures imposed by the health autorities.
Thank you for your understanding
Applications are accepted from 8 p.m. in the summer and 7 p.m. in the winter Bulgarian time on the day courses open for registration.
Note: The 'apply' link will not be visible until then. Also the actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour later. This is due to the automated nature of the system.
Contact [email protected] for information
|Attend / Serve||Dates||Course Type||Status||Location||Comments|
|26 Mar||1-Day||Completed||Sofia, kv. Vasil Levski||
For old students
|Apply*||23 Apr||Children / Teens||Girls - Open New Boys - Open Old Boys - Wait List Female Server - Filling Up Male Server - Open||Sofia, Maple Bear School|
|30 Apr||1-Day||Applications accepted starting 21 Apr||Sofia, kv. Vasil Levski||
For old students
|Apply*||17 May - 28 May||10-Day||New Women - Closed Old Women - Wait List New Men - Wait List Old Men - Open Female Server - Open Male Server - Filling Up||Troyan|
|06 Sep - 17 Sep||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 08 Jul||Troyan|
|20 Sep - 01 Oct||10-Day||Applications accepted starting 23 Jul||Troyan|
As a privacy measurement, the online application form encrypts the information you provide us with before it is sent from your computer to our application server.
To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://bg.dhamma.org/os. 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.