Welcome to Kenya Vipassana
Kenya Vipassana Associacion is one of numerous centers and non-centers worldwide dedicated to the teaching of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
What is Vipassana?
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, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is the process of self-purification by
self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to
concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to
observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the
universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This
truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.
The technique is a universal remedy for universal
problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or
sectarianism. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due
to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one
and all. You can find out more about the technique by visiting What is Vipassana?.
The following Video Discourse in English by S. N. Goenka (19 minutes) provides a short explanation of the technique of Vipassana meditation:
Excerpted from a Reuters interview of Mr. Goenka during his visit to Belgium in 2002.
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To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one's
own experience during a residential ten day course. Courses are held
throughout the year at the Southwest Vipassana Meditation Center, Dhamma Siri. Courses are also held in various locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
To understand the prerequisites for course attendance and to apply for a course in at Kenya Vipassana please consult the Course Information Page and the associated instructions.
According to the tradition of pure Vipassana,
courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only
from those who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka
or one of his assistant teachers. Someone taking the course for the
first time may give a donation on the last day of the course or any time
KVA is located approximately (Please provide directions here as well as a link to the rideshare board)
Attending a Course?
Please review The Course Checklist for items and instructions for the course. Also please review The Transportation Information and visit our online Ride Share Board.