Bodh Gaya Vipassana Centre
Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Welcome to Dhamma Bodhi
Dhamma Bodhi is one of the
many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of
Vipassana meditation as taught by
S. N. Goenka.
It is situated in Bodhgaya, Bihar in the north-eastern part of India.
Residential meditation courses are held here throughout the year.
Ten-day courses generally start on the 1st and 16th of every month.
Introduction to Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of
self-purification by self-observation. While taught by the Buddha in India 2500
years ago, it is not connected with Buddhism or any other religion and can be
practised by anyone without conflict with existing religious beliefs or absence
of beliefs. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend
visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.
Applying for a Course
Vipassana meditation is taught during ten-day residential courses.
This period has been found to be the minimum necessary for new students to
understand the technique and its benefits through their own experience. To apply for a course
please read the
Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the
Course Schedule, and
submit an online application form by clicking on the date.
Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No
charges are made, not even to cover the cost of food and
accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have already
completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give
others the same opportunity. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers
receive remuneration; they and others who serve on the courses volunteer their
time and efforts.