The Wheel of Dhamma
Vipassana Meditation Technique
This web site provides information on the Vipassana Meditation Technique, as taught by S.N.Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Vipassana is an universal, scientific method towards purifying the mind. It is the practical essence of the teachings of the Buddha, who taught Dhamma - the Universal Law of Nature.
Vipassana Meditation
"Vipassana is the highest form of self-psychotherapy, and is not confined to any particular religion or dogma" says the principal teacher Satya Narayan Goenka.
Vipassana Meditation Courses
Vipassana is taught through 10-day residential courses that are free of any cost. A schedule of courses in India is provided here with application form and the Code of Conduct.
Vipassana Centres (Contact Information)
Courses are held in over 60 Vipassana centres and innumerable non-centres around the world. It is being practiced in over 100 nations all over the world.
Dhamma Giri
World's largest Vipassana centre serving over 1,200 students a month in 10-day and longer courses for old students.
About VRI
Based in Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, near Mumbai, India, theDhamma Giri Pagoda Vipassana Research Institute publishes literature & disseminates information related to Vipassana.
Sayagyu U Ba KhinSayagyi U Ba Khin
1999-2000 was the 100th birth centenary year of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, Goenkaji's teacher
S.N. Goenkaji Mr S.N. Goenka
As the principal teacher,
he has been instrumental in the widespread practice of Vipassana in modern times.

What's new on this site!
The Vipassana site update guide

Dhamma News
Vipassana developments in India and worldwide. Includes regional updates. Also see Archives
Vipassana Newsletter
Online edition of monthly newsletter published by VRI. Includes back issues.
Current Edition - English and Pali

Goenkaji's Answers
Goenkaji answers a wide spectrum of questions on Vipassana and other related topics. Includes section for Vipassana students clarifying points of practice.
The Spread of Dhamma
How Vipassana has been spreading to all corners of the world in the last few years
The Wheel of Dhamma
A glimpse of the Dhamma Centres around the world.

Text of talks by Goenkaji and participants in seminars exploring role of Vipassana in society and science.

A collection of discourses & articles by Goenkaji.
Pali terms, fonts and meaning of some terms used on this site

SiteMap Comprehensive guide to the Vipassana site with map of contents. Use this page to locate the material of your interest.
Updated list of VRI publications in English and Pali. Includes ordering info

Research Papers Studies on the effects of Vipassana practice.

Pali Tipitaka website
One of the most significant projects undertaken by VRI, compiling and publishing the entire Pali Tipitaka and associated literature. Click here to access the site in Roman script

Chattha Sangayana Tipitaka CD

The texts are also available in multi-script CD-ROM's, free of cost to scholars and institutions.

Ongoing Dhamma Projects
Global Vipassana Pagoda
: A 325-feet monument to Vipassana being built in Gorai Island, Mumbai. Includes Dhamma Hall for 10,000 meditators.
Dhamma Tapovana : Exclusive long course center. The construction on Tapovana has started.
U Ba Khin Village: Upcoming residential facility for Vipassana meditators.

Visitor No. 110404 This site has been updated on 15th Sept 2001.
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