Wheel of Dhamma

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Vipassana Czech Republic and Slovakia, Praha, Czech Republic
Non-Centre Location: Website | Map
** Unless noted otherwise, course instructions are given in the following language(s): English / Czech

Vipassana courses in the Czech Republic have been organized since 2006, so far once or twice in a year. Up-to-date information can be found below. 

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. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka, related videos and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.

How to Apply to Attend or Serve a Course

An application is required to register for all courses.

  1. To apply for a course click on the button "Apply" on the left side next to the date of your desired course.
  2. Please read carefully the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline which you will be asked to follow during your course and click on the button "Next step".
  3. Fully and completely answer step by step all questions in the application form and submit it by clicking"Confirm". 
  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, in order to secure your place on the course, you will be sent a notice approximately three weeks before the start date to confirm your interest to attend the course. 

Any questions regarding your application can be mailed to [email protected]

Alternatively, send a text message, or leave a voice mail on the tel. number 0042 608 748 321. We'll get back to you within four days. 

Additional information

Vipassana in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Registration - please send all enquiries regarding your application, registration, travel information or actual course to [email protected]

Registration: Tel: 00420 608 748 321;

General information - please send all enquiries to [email protected]

Applications are now accepted from 8 p.m. (20:00 hrs) on the day courses open for Registration. The actual opening time may be a few minutes or even up to an hour after 8 p.m. This is due to the automated nature of the system.

Please note that we cannot process your application if you do not submit a valid email address.

Please place our e-mail [email protected] on the whitelist of your e-mail account, otherwise, the confirmation letter may end up in your spam folder.

In case the situation with COVID-19 will not settle down or the local governments will roll out new restrictions the course may have to be cancelled.
Please make sure that the COVID-19 guidelines in your area will allow you to travel and that you will not be in breach of them by attending a course.


Everyone coming to the Polish centre who will cross the border from the Schengen area will have to show negative results of a test (PCR or antigen) done not earlier than 48h before. Otherwise, this person will have to quarantine. It means that EVERYONE coming from the Schengen area will have to show the test result, regardless of means of transportation. Quarantining in the center is strictly forbidden. We hope you will manage to organize doing a test. If not, please cancel your participation. If you are coming from a country that is not in the Schengen area, please cancel your participation. Everyone coming outside Schengen will have to quarantine and even showing negative test results will not change it. All the above does not apply to those of you who are vaccinated against COVID-19, and who have a certificate confirming vaccination with a vaccine approved in the European Union.

Ten Day & Other Courses
Registration for 10-day courses opens on a respective day at 8pm. 
2021 Ten Day & Other Courses
Attend / Serve Dates Course Type Status Location Comments
Apply* 02 Sep - 13 Sep 10-Day New Women - Closed Old Women - Long Wait List New Men - Long Wait List Old Men - Short Wait List Servers - Open Dhamma Pallava, Poland
Because of the Covid-19 situation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the Czech/ English course in Dhamma Pallava was moved from May to September.
Priority will be given to native speakers of the Czech/Slovak language and people living in the Czech Republic/Slovakia. Other applications will be processed after the 16th of July. 
Details about centre and transport here.
22 December, 2021 - 02 January, 2022 10-Day Applications accepted starting 23 Oct Dhamma Pallava, Poland
Priority will be given to native speakers of the Czech/Slovak language and people living in the Czech Republic/Slovakia. Other applications will be processed after the 6th of November. 
Details about centre and transport here.

The online application form encrypts your information before it is sent from your computer to our application server. However, it may not be totally secure even though encryption is used. If you are concerned about the possibility of security risks of your confidential information while it is on the Internet, do not use this form and instead download an application. Print and complete it. Then please send the form to the course organizers. By faxing or posting your application form it may delay the registration process by one to two weeks.

To access the Old Student Regional Site please click http://cz.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.