Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of self-purification by self-observation and one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. The teaching is universal and not connected with any religious organisation.

Applying for a Course

Vipassana Meditation is taught during ten-day residential courses. To apply online, read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course Schedule. Click on "Apply" next to the date to submit an online form.

Course Finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. No charges are made, not even to cover cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity.

How to learn Vipassana

To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. Courses are held throughout the year at Dhamma Bodhi and numerous other centres in India and across the World.

More information

Shri S.N. Goenkaji

As the principal teacher Goenkaji, as he is known has been instrumental in the spread of Vipassana Meditation in modern times.

Sayagya U Ba Khin

He was Goenkaji's teacher and also an outstanding civil servant of Burma. Sayagyi U Ba Khin started to practise Vipassana meditation in 1937 under Saya Thetgyi, a disciple of the famous Buddhist monk, the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw.

Dhamma Bodhi

Dhamma Bodhi in Bihar, India is one of the many centers around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by Shri S. N. Goenka.

Contact Information

Address: Dhamma Bodhi - Bodh Gaya International Vipassana Meditation Centre
Gaya-Dhobi Road, Near Magadha University, Bodhgaya, Bihar 824 234, India
Tel: +91 9955911556 Email:  

Reach Us

A journey from Gaya airport to Dhamma Bodhi is about 15 minutes by taxi. The other airport is at Patna (112 kms from Bodhgaya). The Gaya Junction Railway Station is 20 Km away from the centre and well connected to important cities. Click to find us on the Google map.