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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






How courses are offered               Arrival & Departure                    Health & Food              Accomodation


What to Bring

Do Not Bring

Required Items (not provided):

  • enough comfortable, modest, loose clothing for the duration of your stay
  • towel and all needed toiletries, non-scented personal hygiene articles and feminine sanitary protection

Seasonal Items:

  • Seasonal outdoor wear: umbrella, torch with extra batteries, candles, raincoat

We provide:

  • Meditation cushions: We supply a large base cushion, smaller sitting cushions for every student.
  • Bedsheets, pillow covers, mosquito nets  


  • Tight, transparent, revealing or otherwise striking clothing (such as low risers, shorts, short skirts, tights, leggings, sleeveless, tank or skimpy tops) should not be worn at the centre. Modest dress is required for both men and women.
  • books, diaries, journals and other reading/writing materials
  • cell phones or palm tops. These may not be used as alarm clocks during the course
  • electronic equipments
  • musical instruments
  • personal food items (see food for more information)
  • tobacco in any form
  • non-prescribed drugs
  • perfumes or strongly scented toiletries
  • religious or spiritual objects
  • jewellery or other unnecessary valuables

If you arrive with any of these items you will be asked to leave them with the management until the end of the course.