What is Vipassana Meditation?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught 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 is available.

 

How to learn it?

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. No previous experience of meditation is required. After reviewing the Code of Discipline for Vipassana courses and checking the course schedule, you may apply for a course.

 

Where to learn it?

The next 10-day course in Denmark will take place from the 12th-23rd July 2017. It will be held at Aabybro Efterskole in Northen Jutland.

The next 3-day course in Denmark will take place from the 13th-17th April 2017. The course is open for people who have already completed a 10-day Vipassana course in this tradition. It will be held at Lerbjergcentret in Hvalsø.

See the course schedule for Denmark, and apply for a course here.

The Nordic Vipassana Centre, Dhamma Sobhana, in Sweden is holding courses on a regular basis. There are also courses in many other European countries and around the world. Further information about courses in other countries can be found on www.dhamma.org.

 

Course finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have completed a course, experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time.