Dhamma Santosa (Bay Area Vipassana Center) has purchased land near Gilroy but does not have a center constructed yet.

Currently, once per year, a non-center course for 240 students is held in December at Occidental, CA. You can apply for this course here: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schsantosa

Please note that the next course will be in December 2020, and registration will open in September 2020. Please check back this page later.

There are three Vipassana Meditation centers in California, which offer courses year-round and to which you may apply:

Dhamma Mahavana : California Vipassana Center, North Fork, CA
Main Website: http://www.mahavana.dhamma.org
Course Schedule: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schmahavana

Dhamma Manda (Northern California Vipassana Center, Kelseyville, CA)
Main Website: http://www.manda.dhamma.org/
Course Schedule: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schmanda

Dhamma Vaddhana (Southern California Vipassana Center, 29 Palms, CA)
Main Website: http://www.vaddhana.dhamma.org/
Course Schedule: https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/schedules/schvaddhana

Adult courses are offered at these residential meditation centers in California for both new and returning students. New students learn Vipassana by taking an intensive, residential 10-day course. Instructions are provided by S.N. Goenka on video and audio tapes. One or more assistant teachers will be present to provide guidance and answer any questions about the technique.

Each student who attends a Vipassana course is given this gift by a previous student. There is no charge for either the teaching, or for room and board. All Vipassana courses worldwide are run on a strictly voluntary donation basis. At the end of your course, if you have benefited from the experience, you are welcome to donate for the coming students, according to your volition and your means. To find courses elsewhere in North America or worldwide, please visit https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/courses/search

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