If you have had a Vipassana experience do let us know and we will publish it here for folks to really be inspired to go on one of the retreats. I believe that it is common for all the centers to offer the retreat meditation experience for free to newbies. There are centres all over the world where one can practice at a Vipassana meditation retreat and they all offer introductory 1, 3 or 10 day courses days for beginners - 20, 30 and longer courses are for those that have done it before for varying degrees of time. The courses are offered totally without charge for anyone wishing to participate and that includes full board and food.
This collection is a companion to The Dhamma Brothers movie, and illuminates the courageous journeys of the men who participated in that film and in the Vipassana courses at Alabama’s Donaldson Prison. This collection is a companion to The Dhamma Brothers movie, and illuminates the courageous journeys of the men who participated in that film and in the Vipassana courses at Alabama’s Donaldson Prison.


When the first ten-day Vipassana meditation course came to a close at Donaldson in 2002, twenty men were faced with the possibility of a new chapter in their lives.
Dhamma Thali (the Place of Dhamma) is one of the many centres around the world dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. It most certainly is a terrific mindfulness meditation and recent mainstream media interest such as the BBC Television experiments with their reporters trying it and finding the extraordinary benefits of it have really helped get this useful tool into the mainstream consciousness.
For anyone seriously interested in meditation it is possibly one of the most useful and revealing experiences to undertake. Something like Vipassana is just the sort of practice helping individuals cope, face and rise above the problems of the day.
In letters written during a four-year period after this course, 15 inmate-meditators offer direct and intimate access to their thoughts, struggles, dreams and triumphs after taking part in this intensive, voluntary program.


To apply for a course please read the Code of Discipline and then find a convenient date in the Course Schedule, and submit an online application form.
All expenses are met by donations from those who have already completed courses, experienced the benefits of Vipassana and wish to give others the same opportunity.
Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and others who help on the courses volunteer their time freely. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, we recommend clicking on About Vipassana for a detailed introduction.



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