Dhamma Giri, meaning ‘Hill of Dhamma’, will be one of the entire world’s largest meditation centres in addition to also the main centre of a rapidly growing global Vipassana organization. This specific will be dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka within the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

What will be Vipassana?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they definitely are, will be one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. This specific was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.

Vipassana will be the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, which has a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body in addition to also mind in addition to also experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering in addition to also egolessness. This specific truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.

The technique will be a universal remedy for universal problems in addition to also has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. This specific can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, in addition to also will prove equally beneficial to one in addition to also all. You can find out more about the technique by visiting What will be Vipassana?.

Centre Location

Dhamma Giri will be situated within the town of Igatpuri which will be 45 km away by Nashik in addition to also 136 km away by Mumbai, on Mumbai-Agra Highway. This specific will be well connected by central railway line. Geographically This specific will be situated 20 N latitude in addition to also 74 E Longitude in addition to also altitude of 599 m above mean sea level. For more information on Dhamma Giri visit

Vipassana Courses

To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one’s own experience during a residential ten day course. Courses are held throughout the year at Dhamma Giri. Courses are also held in various locations throughout India in addition to also many countries around the entire world.

To understand the prerequisites for course attendance in addition to also to apply for a course in at Dhamma Giri please consult the Course Information Page in addition to also the associated instructions.

According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only by those who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers. Someone taking the course for initially may give a donation for future courses on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.