Wheel of Dhamma

Bodhi Leaf

Vipassana Bulgaria, Non-Center, Bulgaria
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** 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.
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. An application is required to register for all courses.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Bulgaria
Podvis Str., Block 33, Entrance E, Flat 93
Varna 9000
Tel: 359 (0)52 331 438
Mobile: 359 (0)886 100 196
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://bg.dhamma.org
Important message regarding Covid-19
Our courses take place with a reduced number of participants and with strict safety and hygiene standards due to Coronavirus.

Specifically, this means covering nose and mouth with a face mask, keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 m and maintaining a thorough hand hygiene.

However, cancellation of scheduled courses is possible at any time if the situation worsens.

At the moment only applicants can be accepted who:

•    are resident in the country the course is held in
•    do NOT belong to any risk group
Ten Day & Other Courses
Contact [email protected] for information

Please Note:    Applications are now accepted from 9 a.m. Bulgarian time on the day courses open for Registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after 9 a.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
19 May - 30 May 10-Day Applications accepted starting 06 Mar Troyan
22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Jul Yastrebino

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.