Vipassana is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation taught more than 2500 years ago. It offers a remedy for universal ills through a practical method of self-awareness, allowing one to face the tensions and problems of daily life in a balanced way. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.
The Oregon Vipassana Association organizes non-center courses in different locations around Oregon. We usually offer three 10-day courses per year as well as short 1-day to 3-day refresher courses for old students (those who have already taken the ten day course). To learn Vipassana Meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. A description and timetable of a typical ten day course may be found in the Code of Discipline.
Course registration can be done online, or by mailing/faxing in application forms. More details and a list of offered courses is provided on the Course Schedule webpage.
"Old students" are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana Meditation
course with S.N. Goenka or his Assistant Teachers. Opportunities to serve and
schedule of weekly group sittings available on
Old Student Information Page.
Oregon Vipassana Association
6201 NE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97221 USA
(Response to email is faster. If necessary, leave voicemail at 541-719-8240)