The 2021-22 meditation course held in Occidental, CA will not take place this year. We hope to offer this course in 2022-23.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all group sittings and one-day courses offered by The Bay Area Vipassana Trust, have been suspended until further notice. Unfortunately, we have also had to end the leases on the East Bay Vipassana Hall, San Francisco Vipassana Hall and South Bay Vipassana Hall. All in-person group sittings have been suspended. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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Vipassana Meditation

The Bay Area Vipassana Center offers and supports group sittings and one-day courses for old students in Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

Adult Courses

There are three centers in California offering residential meditation courses:

Northern California Vipassana Center

California Vipassana Center

Southern California Vipassana Center

Additionally, there are over 175 meditation centers in this tradition located around the world. For details visit:

Events & Sittings

Group sittings, one day courses, special events and board (trust) meetings take place in the bay area regularly. They are open to all old students.

Bay Area Events 

For the latest news, please go here.

Children's Courses

Children and teens ages 8-17 are served through one-day and two-day courses held throughout California. Their parents do not have to be Vipassana meditators.

To learn more about children's courses, please visit our children's course page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Establishing a Vipassana Center in the Bay Area

The Bay Area Vipassana Trust has purchased bare land in Gilroy to establish a fourth center in California near the Bay Area.

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