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
 At the moment only applicants can be accepted who are resident in the country the course is held in.  To minimize risks for students, in the light of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure proper course conditions, all applicants are kindly required to abide by the following requirements: 
  • Take a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test 48 hours prior to the course start.  Anyone who has a positive test result, should not attend the course.
  • Any student who has experienced fever or other signs of infection, 10 days prior to the course start should not attend the course.
  • Any student who has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus 10 days, prior to course start, should also not attend the course.
  • All students will be required to pass a non-contact temperature check on the arrival at the site.
  • All students should provide for a contact person with whom they have made an arrangement to take them back home, in case they feel sick and course organizers ask them to leave the course for general safety reasons.
The above conditions apply also to people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection in the past or have taken a COVID-19 vaccine, for additional safety.
Vipassana Bulgaria organization reserves the right to send back participants who show Covid-19 related symptoms on the arrival at the site or during the course.  
Thank you for your understanding
Ten Day & Other Courses

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

2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 15 Aug 1-Day Women - Open Men - Open Servers - Closed Sofia, kv. Vasil Levski For old students
19 Sep 1-Day Applications accepted starting 04 Sep Sofia, kv. Vasil Levski For old students
Apply* 22 Sep - 03 Oct 10-Day Women - Closed New Men - Wait List Old Men - Filling Up Servers - Wait List Village Dren

Only candidates who are permanent residents in Bulgaria will be accepted.


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.

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.