Courses in 2015

Location: Salgótarján, Hungary

26 Aug – 6 Sept
registration started on
26th June 2015 (instead of 15th June 2015)

9 Sept – 20 Sept
registration started on
26th June 2015

It is our pleasure to see the huge amount of applications even the first day of the registration period. However we think, that it is important to know that managing the registrations are not processed by automations but human volunteers. Taking into consideration that the registration has started for two courses at the same time we simply cannot respond to both of them now. What we can do is to respond 2 weeks before the start date of the first course. Applicants registered for the second course are going to receive our response a bit later.
Thank you for your understanding in advance.

What is 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 more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.

In the following video S.N. Goenka explains the theory and practice of Vipassana meditation. The recording was made in August 2002, during Mr. Goenka's european visit at the Belgian Vipassana centre, Dhamma Pajjota.

How to learn it?

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practise sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. No previous experience of meditation is required. After reviewing the Code of Discipline for Vipassana courses and checking the course schedule,  you may apply for a course.

Where to learn it?

In Hungary, courses are held two times per year at rented locations. Up to date information about the course dates and how to apply can be found on the Courses page. For information about courses in other parts of the world, please visit

Course Finances

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have completed a course, experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time.