About Vipassana

About Vipassana

This section of the website provides background information on Vipassana meditation. The practice was originally taught by the Buddha in India over 2,500 years ago. In recent years it has been taught to millions of students all over the world.

The Technique

What is Vipassana meditation and how does it work

How to Learn

How the practice is taught and how courses work

S.N. Goenka

Background on the principal teacher in this tradition

The Tradition

The line of teachers who preserved the technique

An Art of Living

Goenkaji speaks about the practical benefits of the technique

Peace Summit

S.N. Goenka addresses a Peace Summit on how to live in harmony


Questions that regularly arise in the minds of students