Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.


Dhamma Cakka

Dhamma Cakka, meaning ‘Wheel of Dhamma’, is located 4.5 km from where the Buddha gave his first discourse Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Turning of the Wheel of the Dhamma) at the Deer Park. The exact spot marked by The Dhammeka stupa in the Deer Park, the Moolgandh Kuti Vihar with the paintings depicting the Buddha’s life and numerous monasteries established by various countries enhance the sacred atmosphere of the region. With its first course in September 2004, Dhamma Cakka offers two ten-day courses a month and also Satipatthana courses,10 days (Spl),30 days, 20 days  courses.


The Teacher - Mr S.N. Goenka

The Principal Teacher- Mr S N Goenka

Mr. S.N.Goenka was born in Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma ) in 1924, in a business family of Indian origin. Mr. Goenka was a successful entrepreneur even at a young age, eventually establishing sugar mills, textile factories with more than 1,000 employees and import-export firms with offices around the world. He became one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen. By the age of 30, he was elected president of the Yangon (formerly Rangoon) Chamber of Commerce, apart from heading many social, educational and cultural organizations. Relocating to India, he began teaching Vipassana in 1969, where for a few years, he regularly spent ten days teaching and twenty days working at his business office in Mumbai. From 1979 onwards he also started giving courses outside India, notably in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, France, England, North America, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. All of these countries today have one or more centres.

Mr. Goenka, who for most of his life worked as a prominent international businessman based in Myanmar and India, was a keynote speaker on the subject of Spirituality In Business at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January, 2000, addressed the World Peace Summit held at the United Nations in August, 2000 and was the keynote speaker at the Spirit in Business Conference ("SiB") held in New York City in April 2002.