Rented facility, Maximum accommodation for 30. Beautiful scenic location about 15 kms from Trivandrum city, One day courses from 2012 onwards and Ten day courses from 2014 onwards. At our city centre in Kowdiar, the following courses are regularly held: children's courses every month, typically first Sunday, starting April 2017 (please see below for actual dates and online application). For old students weekly group sittings are held every Sunday at 10AM, and one day courses on the last Sunday of every month. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or the following phone numbers for participation: 9447024791,9387803208. To register for children's course: 9497689915, 94446563534.
In Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan, nations that were part of the former Soviet Union, one or two strongly
motivated people who were ready to do everything possible to bring Dhamma to these countries
helped introduce Vipassana in the region.
In November 2004, over 76 new students attended the first course to be held in the Ukraine, at a
venue about 30 minutes from the city of Kiev. Two large courses are planned for 2005 and
enthusiasm is very strong, with group sittings being held in Kiev. A Vipassana Ukraine web site has
also been established.
In 2004, the first Vipassana course was held in Kyrgyzstan with 23 new students. The course was
conducted in English with Russian translation and was led by an assistant teacher from Nepal. A
second course will be held in the latter half of 2005.
The centre is currently located at Vietnam Mahaprajapati Nunnery, which is situated on the well known Vishwa Shanti Pagoda Road at Vaishali. It can accommodate about 70 male and 50 female students and courses are offered in all major foreign languages.
Mahaprajapati Gautami and her five hundred companions entered the monastic life and established the first Bikkhuni Sangha at Vaishali. The Buddha recited the Ratan sutta here. At the time of leaving Vaishali after his last rain retreat, the Buddha, on his way, turned around and gave the profound metta to Vaishali.
How to reach
Air: The nearest airport is Patna – 70 km
Rail: Patna Railway Station – 63 km, Hajipur Railway station – 35 km, Muzaffarpur Railway station – 40 km
Road: Vaishali is well connected by road to Patna, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Motihari etc. Buses and taxies are available at all the locations.
The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 22 to 44 degree celsius during these months. Vaishali experiences monsoon between the months of July to September. The month of November marks the start of winter season. Temperature drops down in between 4 to 28 degree celsius. Winter lasts till February in Vaishali
The Austrian Vipassana Trust has been established in 2008 in order to serve the growing demand for Vipassana courses in Austria. From 2008 till 2010 three courses could be organized annually at rented sites with capacities of up to 150 persons. In 2011 and 2012 four courses have been held and even five courseshave been scheduled for 2013 and 2014.
The long term perspective is to establish an Austrian meditation centre, dedicated solely to running Vipassana Meditation Courses. A site has been bought. Planning, design and funding are already in progress.