The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at 10-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are over 170 Vipassana meditation centres all over the world. In Austria courses are conducted several times a year in rented locations. After reviewing the Code of Discipline and checking the course schedule for available courses, you may apply for a course online.
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 those who have completed a course, experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and wish to give others the same opportunity. Neither the teachers nor the assistant teachers or other helpers on a course receive remuneration.
Vipassana is not connected with any religious organization. The courses are non-sectarian and non-discriminatory, open to all, irrespective of religion, caste, gender or socio-economic status. Anyone aged 18 or older may apply for a course. Special courses for children and teenagers are offered for younger people.