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.
- 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.
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|
|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.
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.