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, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation we recommend visiting the International Vipassana Website for an introduction.
To learn Vipassana Meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. Courses are held several times a year in Singapore.
Special courses give children (aged 8-12) and teenagers (aged 13-18) the opportunity to learn Anapana meditation (the first stage in Vipassana) during a one-day course.
If you will be attending a course, please review the Course Checklist for items to bring with you, general instructions, information on how to get to the course.
There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. Courses are run solely on the donation from old students. All the related expenses are fully 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 teachers nor the course helpers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time so that more people can experience the peace and harmony.
Courses are usually held at St Johns Island which is located approximately 6.5km south of Singapore. The course site is located on the north-western part of the island. Accommodation facilities are dormitories with shared common bathrooms and toilets.