to 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, an Art of Living. To those
who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting
the international Vipassana website
for an introduction.
To apply for a course
To learn Vipassana Meditation one needs
to develop one's own experience during a residential ten
day course. To apply for a course and to understand the
requirements, please read the Code of Discipline and
then find a convenient date in the Course schedule.
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.
Introductory talks and events
Experienced meditators from time to time
organise public talks and screenings of videos about Vipassana
The centre invites the public to an open
day once a year. You may visit the centre also at other times.
View the Course schedule for the
open day date.
For further information
as to when the next Information Morning will be held, please
contact the management at
Listen to talks
by Mr S.N. Goenka [Recorded on Mr Goenka's 2002 North
American tour in British Columbia, Canada.]
About Dhamma Aloka
Dhamma Aloka ("Aloka" means
"light of Dhamma") is one hour's drive from Melbourne
and only 10 kilometres from the renowned Healsville wildlife
Anapana meditation courses for teenagers and children
Physical exercise is good to make the body healthy and strong. Anapana meditation is a mental exercise to make the mind healthy and strong. Find out more about courses in Anapana meditation for children and teenagers.