Welcome to Dhamma Abha
Dhamma Abha Pagoda
Dhamma Abha (Radiance of Dhamma) is one of the many centers around the world, dedicated to the practice of Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.
Introduction to Vipassana meditation
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. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.
Applying for a course
To learn Vipassana Meditation, one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten-day course. To apply for a course and to understand the requirements, find a convenient date in the course schedule, click on the course dates, carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline and complete the application fully and completely.
There are numerous centers in India and elsewhere in Asia/Pacific; ten Centers in North America; three Centers in Latin America; eight Centers in Europe; seven Centers in Australia/New Zealand; one Center in the Middle East and one Center in Africa.
Courses are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, 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 a general introduction to Vipassana Meditation, visit these websites: International Vipassana Meditation and Vipassana Research Institute.