What is Vipassana?

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of self-observation. It was taught more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills i.e., an Art of Living.
This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.

Vipassana is a practical technique which enables one to lead a more positive balanced and happy life.  It is a practical method of self-knowledge and awareness that is universal and not connected with any religious organisation.


How is it learnt?

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

Where are seminars held?

For information about courses throughout the world, please visit www.dhamma.org.


Seminar finances

Seminars are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the seminar, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from those who have completed a 10 day seminar, 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 organize the seminar volunteer their time.

For further information please contact us.

To apply for the seminar click here

Currently, no Vipassana courses are planned for the near future in Egypt.

If you are an old student living in Egypt, and have completed a ten-day Vipassana meditation course as taught by S.N. Goenka, send us an email confirming when and where you did your first course. Group sittings are occasionally announced on our Facebook page; you'll be able to join.

If you have not completed a ten-day course, you can send us an email and ask to be added to our mailing list. We'll inform you as soon as a date and place for the next course have been determined.

If you are an old student and would like to help on a ten-day course in Egypt, let us know and we will include you among those we can rely on to organise and/or help manage a course.