Changes into vipassana courses in Russia due to coronavirus

To minimize risks for students due to coronavirus, additional restrictions are introduced on all vipassana courses in Russia:

  1. Anyone registered for the courses, if he feels unwell - must cancel his application
  2. On the day of registration of students in vipassana center, all students will have to pass through (non-contact) temperature check. Any student with fever or other signs of infection will not be allowed to take the course.

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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. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka is available.

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 Russia, courses are held two times per year at rented locations near Moscow. Usualy there are two-three courses in autumn and two-three courses in spring. Information about the course dates and how to apply can be found on the Courses page. Please visit us again for updated information or write to [email protected]. 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.