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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Conducted by Vipassana Research Institute

Course Details:

The Course includes the basics of Pali Grammar and a few Suttas from Tipitaka.


The medium of instruction is English.


  1.  Applicant must have completed at least one 10-day Vipassana meditation Course ( As taught by S N Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba khin)
  2. Applicant must have passed HSC (Higher Secondary School examination) or completed 12 years of education.

Commencement Date

The course will commence on Saturday, 2nd October 2021.


  1. The online Pali-English course will continue for about 8 months.
  2. Lectures will be conducted *twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday*
  3. Each lecture will be played *twice a day* for the convenience of international students.
  4. Each lecture will be for *1.5 to 2 hours*


*2 pm & 10 pm* Indian Standard Time (UCT+5.30)
Afterwards, the lectures will be made available to the participants for viewing, on YouTube or on VRI Website.

Online Platform

The lectures will be streamed on *YouTube*


The participants who wish to get a certificate, will have to appear for an online examination at the end of the course.


Link for Course Registration: https://forms.gle/nSTQvme6yp64Pokk7

Last Date for Application

25th September 2021

For Queries, please Contact, kindly call *between 10 am to 6 pm IST.*

+ 91 78219 95737 (All days except Saturday)
+ 91 86526 43433 (All days except Sunday)

Email - learning@vridhamma.org


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 6.00 PM on Sundays.
Click here to register for the same

Monday, April 20, 2020

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

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.