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News and Events

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

VRI and Symbiosis University is coming up with 2nd batch of online course on 'Buddha's Teachings and Vipassana' from May 22, 2021.

Please note that as the course is in collaboration with Symbiosis University, they have kept a minimum administration fee for the course. This fee is charged by the university and not by VRI.

*Course Start Date*: May 22, 2021

*Language*: English

*Duration* : 3 months on weekends

*Mode* : Online

For registration and more details please check link : http://symbiosisonline.in/Certificate_course_in_Buddha_Teachings_Vipassana/

Please note that course is open for all - meditators as well as non meditators. 

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Now register for various types of courses such as , 10-day courses, Executive courses, Children's courses, 3-day courses etc., in centers across India, South Africa, Kenya, Indonesia, UAE, etc. Once an application is filed, you can also view the application status on the app.

Enable daily logging of meditation for your own personal record. Currently these new features are available only for Android phones and will be soon available for iOS (iPhones). Download App Link: http://vridhamma.org/applink.html

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Symbiosis University in collaboration with VRI has announced Certificate Course on Buddha's Teachings and Vipassana. 

Fee for administrative expenses: Rs. 2,000/-

For registration and more details please click the link  http://symbiosisonline.in/Certificate_course_in_Buddha_Teachings_Vipassana/

This course is open for all, meditators as well as non meditators.

Friday, February 5, 2021

The Rise of Dhamma:

This two-hour film covers a vast swath of history, from the distant past to the moment in 1969 when Goenkaji set forth from Myanmar, and onward from then to the present day. The Rise of Dhamma presents the extraordinary journey of Vipassana, its spread in society and the impact it has had. Weaving together the voices of Goenkaji, his family and meditators from around the world, the film reveals the many facets of this journey in all its diversity and power.

Please click on the following links to view the film online:




The Relics of the Buddha:

The corporeal relics of the Buddha have been enshrined in the dome of the Global Vipassana Pagoda in 2006. These relics were donated by the Government of Sri Lanka and the Mahabodhi Society of India, Bodh Gaya. This is as per the instructions of the Buddha which can be seen in the Sutta Pitaka that his corporeal remains were to be placed in a stupa where people could meditate in its presence.

This film presents grand vision of Mr. S. N. Goenka behind building this monument and importance of the relics of the Buddha.


50 years of Dhamma Journey:

A presentation made by a senior Vipassana Teacher on the journey of Dhamma.

Please click the following links to view the film online:

Hindi: https://youtu.be/1BsDIJds2_w

English: https://youtu.be/ciQYAbyU6GY

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Anapana meditation courses for Children are now scheduled once a week at 6 PM on Saturdays.
Click here to register for the same

Monday, April 20, 2020

Click here to register for a Live Anapana Meditation session on Webex.
Every Saturday at 7.30 PM and courses for children at 6 PM

Click here to play the Anapana Meditation audio from our website or download it.

Anapana meditation is an invaluable technique from ancient India, which can help us to live a balanced and peaceful life in every situation. It is an effective tool to deal with fear and anxiety arising in the mind.

Friday, April 3, 2020

VRI is pleased to announce an online Pali workshop to help Vipassana Meditators to understand the Buddha's words better and strengthen their practice. Click here for more information