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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






All courses offered at the Vipassana Meditation Centre, Dhamma Ketana are conducted by assistant teachers of S. N. Goenka using audio and video tapes of Mr. Goenka's instructions and discourses. All ten day courses begin the evening of the arrival day and end early morning of the departure day.

Apply Early. Please note that some courses at the Vipassana Meditation Centre, Dhamma Ketana are full 2 - 3 months in advance. We encourage you to apply early in order to allow time to make travel arrangements once registered.

How to apply to a Course

  1. Prior to applying read the Code of Discipline.
  2. Download the application form, fill it out and email it as an attachment to:
  3. If this for any reason is not possible please contact the centre and we are going to send you a paper application.
  4. An application is required to register for all courses.
  5. 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 10 days before receiving notification.
  6. Once accepted for a course we require a confirmation of attendance from applicants to secure their place on the course.


Course Types

Ten-day courses are introductory courses to Vipassana Meditation where the technique is taught step-by-step each day. The courses begin after a 2-4 pm registration period and an orientation talk, followed by 10 full days of meditation, and end in the morning of the 11th day by 7:30am. See the Code of Discipline for more details, and then complete the application form.

Courses are taught in two languages. Daily instructions are given in English and Malayalam. Evening discourses are available in all major languages.

Children's courses are designed for children 8 to 16 years of age. Visit our Childrenīs Courses page for information and application forms.

Adolescentīs courses are designed for teenagers 16-19 years of age, as an introduction to meditation. Presently we are not  offering these courses. 

Courses for Old Students A number of course types are exclusively for Old Students, i.e. persons who have completed at least one 10-day course in this tradition. These include short refresher courses namely 1-day courses and 3-day courses. Please refer to the course schedule. The centre does not offer yet any long courses.


Application Forms for Meditation Courses

Students must apply for a position on all meditation courses. The application form may be obtained below for downloading in  PDF-format (Adobe Acrobat).

Course Application Form in PDF-format