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Vipassana Meditation Centre, Cheriyanad, Kerala, India


What is Vipassana

Course Information

Course Registration

Course Schedule

Children's Courses

About the Centre

How to get There

Dhamma service

Books & Resources






What to bring                Arrival & Departure                    Health & Food                        Accomodation


How Courses are Offered

Courses are made possible by volunteers who serve the courses and by donations made by old students. The teachers conducting the course, the course managers and most of those who work in the kitchen are volunteers.

Donations are accepted only from students who have completed at least one ten-day course and have experienced for themselves the benefits of Vipassana. Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialism.

You may give a donation, small or large according to your means and volition. You donate not with the idea of paying for what you have received, but to give someone else the same opportunity in the future. Each center is financially autonomous and these donations are the only source of funding; there is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring the courses. Returning students may give a donation at any time. Once you have completed one 10-day course in this tradition, you are welcome to apply for volunteer service at any centre around the world.