August 22nd, 2016: New finance status for centre development.
Foundation of Vipassana Meditation in Austria
1170 Wien, Ottakringerstrasse 14/14
Tel: +43 (0) 680 217 54 65
Public Vipassana Introduction Meeting
Tuesday, 13th September, 8pm in Dornbirn
A documentary „Doing Time, Doing Vipassana“ (german version) on Vipassana courses in an indian prison will be shown. Later there will be a Q and A session with a Vipassana meditator. Free for anyone who is interested.
Details (PDF): Doing Time, doing Vipassana
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 rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him 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 practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.
All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.
Where to learn it?
Worldwide there are now over 130 Meditation Centres. In Austria we offer courses in two different rented course sites. After reviewing the Code of Discipline for the courses in Vipassana Meditation and checking the schedule of courses in your area, you may then make an Application for a course at that location. Vipassana Courses are even being conducted in prisons, with great success and wonderful benefits for the inmates who participate.
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.