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Vipassana Meditation Technique
as taught by S.N. Goenka

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His concise, clear and extensive scholarly work served to clarify the experiential aspect of Dhamma.

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He was born in a poor farming village and in 1915 was appointed as a teacher by Ledi Sayadaw.

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He was Goenkaji's teacher and also an outstanding civil servant of Burma.

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

"The technique of Vipassana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life. It is not confined to any particular religion or dogma"

Vipassana Newsletter

Monthly English Newsletters published by VRI. The Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu & Tamil editions are also available in Acrobat PDF format. Back issues are also listed.



One Day Mega Course to commemorate the Second Death Anniversary and to express our real Gratitude to resp. Goenkaji & to observe Sharad Purnima

A One-day mega course has been organized on Friday, 2nd Oct. 2015, instead of 27th Sept as previously announced at the Global Vipassana Pagoda to commemorate the second death anniversary (29th Sept) of respected Goenkaji and pay homage to him and also to observe Sharada Purnima.

Course Timing: 11 am to 4 pm.

Please do come with proper registration.

For registration contact: 022 28451170 022-337475 - 01/43/44 - Extn. 9.
(Phone booking between 11 am to 5 pm. daily).

Online registration:

Click here to download the article in Hindi

Sangha-Dana at Pagoda site

There will be Sangha-Dana at 10am by Respected Mataji, Illaichidevi Goenka. you may also join in it.

For more details, please contact: Mr. Derik Pegado 022-33747512. Email:

All ATs and CTs are requested to spread this information in your area for the benefit of so many.

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"Sabbe sañkhãrã aniccãti, yadã paññãya passati,

Atha nibbindati dukkhe, esa maggo visuddhiyã."


“All conditioned things are transitory. When one understands this with
wisdom, then he is disgusted with suffering. This is the path to purity.”

- Dhammapada 277




30th January 1924 - 29th September 2013


Padma Bhushan Global Vipassana Acharya
Shri Satya Narayan Goenka's Demise


Param Pujya Gurudev Shri Satya Narayan Goenka, Global Acharya of Vipassana Meditation, has passed away peacefully at the ripe age of 90 at his residence on Sunday, 29th September, 2013 at 10:40 PM.

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This website provides information on Vipassana Meditation, as taught by S.N.Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.  


Vipassana is a universal, scientific method towards purifying the mind. It is the practical essence of the teachings of the Buddha, who taught Dhamma - the Universal Law of Nature.


Apply online for 10-day courses at Dhamma Giri and other centers in India.


About VRI:- Based at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, near Mumbai, India, the Vipassana Research Institute publishes literature & disseminates information related to Vipassana.

Global Vipassana Pagoda

A 325-feet monument of Peace and Harmony built on Gorai Island, Mumbai. It includes a Dhamma Hall for over 8,000 meditators to sit and meditate and being built is an Exhibition gallery for visitors. Adjacent to the Pagoda is a 10 Day course center. The Global Vipassana Pagoda was inaugurated by the President of India on 8th Feb 2009.

GVP project update

A project to beautify and further develop the Global Vipassana Pagoda has been launched.

Questions and Answers

Goenkaji has answered a wide spectrum of questions on Vipassana and other related topics. This includes clarifying points of practice for Vipassana students.


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Vipassana Meditation Courses

Vipassana is taught through 10-day residential courses that are free of cost. Courses are held in Vipassana centers and many non-centers in over 100 nations all over the world.

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Courses for Children

Children can learn Anapana - the first step of Vipassana. These courses are for children between the ages of 8 to 16 years.

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Courses for Teenagers

Seven-day Vipassana courses are organised for teenagers who are between the ages of 15 to 19 years.

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MITRA Upakram New

MITRA Upakram is an initiative of Government of Maharashtra to facilitate wholesome mental growth of school children.

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