Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India 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 and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.
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.
Courses are given in numerous meditation centers and at non-center course locations around the world. In Czech Republic, courses have been organized since 2006 and are now being held twice a year at rented locations. Information about the course dates and how to apply can be found on the Courses in Czech Republic page.
For information about courses in other parts of the world, please visit www.dhamma.org.
There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time.