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founded by S. N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin






Donation to VRI

Who can donate

Vipassana Research Institute (VRI), a non-profit-making body was established in 1985 with the principal aim of conducting scientific research into the sources and applications of the Vipassana Meditation Technique. It is also the custodian of all the teachings given by the Principal Teacher of Vipassana, Mr. S. N. Goenka, who has been instrumental in the spread of Vipassana in modern times. The financing for running VRI comes mainly from donations. 

Donations are accepted from Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators. 

Donations to VRI are eligible for 100% tax deduction benefits to Indian citizens under Section 35 (1)(iii) of the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.


How to donate to Vipassana Research Institute

1.Donate online

Please visit https://www.vridhamma.org/donate-online to make a donation online using Net banking or your credit/debit card


2.Donation through Cheque/Draft

Donation Cheque/Draft favoring “Vipassana Research Institute” payable at Mumbai can be sent to the following address:

Vipassana Research Institute

Green House, 2nd Floor,

Green Street, Fort,

Mumbai - 400 023


Tel: +91 22 50427500
Ext.: 510/ 512


3. Donations through Core Banking (within India)

Donations to “Vipassana Research Institute” can now be remitted from anywhere in India through any branch of the Bank of India under core banking system.

Vipassana Research Institute

Axis Bank Ltd

Malad (W) Branch,

Mumbai - 400 064

Account No. 911010004132846

MICR No. 400211011

IFSC Code: UTIB0000062

4. Donations from Outside India can be remitted through SWIFT transfer to State Bank Of India

SWIFT Transfer details are as follows:

Name of the Bank : State Bank Of India

MS Marg, Horniman Circle, Fort,

Mumbai - 400 023

Account No. 10996711290

IFSC Code. SBIN0000300

MICR No. 400002010

Swift Code: SBININBB110

Copy of communication pertaining to donation may please be enclosed to donation@vridhamma.org

For donation made through option 3 & 4, please inform

Derick Pegado

c/o Global Vipassana Pagoda

Gorai Village, Boriwali (W)

Mumbai - 400 091

Tel: +91 22 50427500
Ext.: 510/ 512

Email: accounts@globalpagoda.org

Please inform all relevant details such as Name, Address & No of Vipassana Courses done, so that the receipt of your donation can be sent to you.

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