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Oregon Vipassana Association

The Oregon Vipassana Association organizes courses at rented sites in different locations around Oregon. There are one or two 10-day courses per year as well as short 1 to 3-day refresher courses for “Old Students” (those who have already completed the 10-day course as taught by S.N. Goenka). Courses are also regularly held at the Northwest Vipassana Center in Onalaska, WA located 1.5 hours north of Portland. Vipassana Meditation Vipassana is an...

Montana Vipassana Association

Since the 70’s Montanans have been attending Vipassana courses in India and around the world. The first two 10-day courses in Montana were held in the early 90’s. Group meditations and 1-day courses for old students were occasionally organized to help support people in their practice over the years. S.N. Goenka came to Montana during his 2002 tour of North America, when he gave a public talk at the University of Montana in Missoula...

Michigan Vipassana Centre, USA

In 2002, the first 10-day course in Michigan was organised by a small group of old students from Michigan. They were inspired by the Dr. Bhogilal and Dr. (Mrs.) Kamala Gandhi, who encouraged and supported this endeavor. Before they moved to the United States in February 2002, the Gandhis were responsible for conducting and organizing courses held all over Europe for 20 years. A suitable site was found near Brighton, Michigan where the course was...

Idaho-Utah : Intermountain Vipassana, Lava Hot Springs

A 256 acre property with a house in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho has just been purchased to be used as a Dhamma house and permanent site for courses in the Intermountain region. The Intermountain Vipassana Association, Inc. (IVA) is a new Trust serving the region, which covers Idaho, Northern Utah,and parts of Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Eastern Oregon. Vipassana Meditation Vipassana is a technique to see things as they really are and is as old as...

Hawaii Vipassana

Hawaii Vipassana is a group of people who offer meditation courses at a non-center site and old student group sits that are dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. The Technique Vipassana is an ancient technique of India, as old as 2500 years and it means to see things as they really are. It aims at the total eradication of mental impurities, resulting into the highest...

Rocky Mountain Vipassana Association: Elbert, Colorado

Vipassana was introduced to Colorado in 1982 by the students of S.N Goenka. The first course was held at a retreat center in Cedaredge, Colorado. The Cedaredge courses continued every summer for many years. At present, courses are conducted at a retreat center in Elbert, Colorado, about 90 minutes south-east of Denver. From the time of the initial course up until now, the development of the practice of Vipassana has grown greatly in the Rocky...