Vipassanā is a simple but powerful meditation method which develops mindfulness using walking and sitting exercises. Mindfulness leads to insight and overcoming suffering.
This website offers courses of Vipassanā in the Czech Republic. The courses offer Vipassanā as taught by Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo, meditation master and Abbot of Wat Chom Tong, Thailand.
Everyone is welcome to the courses offered here. It is an opportunity for new students to lea meditation and for more experienced students to deepen their practice. New students will receive detailed instructions how to meditate when they arrive. Teachers meet all students once a day individually to discuss their meditation conditions and are always available (24hours/day in retreats) for more help. No religious affiliation is supposed.
Students can (unless noted otherwise) can come and go at dates according to their possibilities. For students who want to finish the Basic Course, we recommend at least 18 days, for old students 11 days for a retreat. Even a single day of meditation is beneficial, though, and coming just for a few hours is possible. If you don’t want to meditate full-time but nevertheless participate, we always welcome helpers (food, transport, …), for the full course duration, or only a few days.Current dates when the center is open is on the main page.
The teaching is offered for free. Students are encouraged to give donations, as they help the teachers to cover their costs such as flight tickets. There might be additional costs for some courses (such as accomodation or food) which are not donation-based; see details of each course.