“Only if each individual has a pure, peaceful mind can we expect peace in society.”
- SN Goenka
Course finances and donations
There are no charges for attending Vipassana courses, which are given freely; this includes food and accommodation.
All of those serving the courses, including the teachers, are volunteers who receive no remuneration.
The courses are funded by donations from past participants only.
All donations are used solely for running courses, for development and maintenance of the centre, and for the benefit of course participants. Thus Vipassana courses are offered with purity of purpose and free from any commercialism.
Donations can be made to the centre's General Fund, which covers operating expenses, or to the Building Fund, which covers buildings and maintenance. Donations to the Building Fund are tax-deductible for the donor (the building fund has deductible gift recipient status). Donations to the General Fund are not tax deductible.
If you would like to make a donation to Vipassana Meditation Centre, please view the details.