Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. The technique is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are courses all over the world. Additionally you may be interested in our answers to commonly asked questions.

To learn Vipassana Meditation, one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. To apply for a course and to understand the requirements, find a convenient Ten Day Course date in the course schedule, click on the course dates, carefully read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline and complete the application fully and completely.

About the Centre:

Address: The address of the Centre is, Dhammasobha Vipassana Meditation Centre, Balika Viduhala Road, Pahala Kosgama, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

Climate: Sri Lanka has no marked / off seasons climatically. Being in the lowlands the climate in Kosgama is typically tropical. There are two monsoons, which occur in May to July and December to January. The south west monsoon brings rain mainly from May to July to the western (where Kosgama is situated), southern and central regions of the island. Bright, sunny, warm days are the rule and are common even during the height of the monsoon.

Location: From Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake, the distance to the meditation centre is 78 km (42 miles) approximately via Colombo. The Centre is located close to the 47th km post on Colombo - Ratnapura (A4) Road (also called High Level Road) in Pahala Kogama village and is easily accessible by road and rail. The closest City is Awissawella.

Transport: Travelling by taxi from the International Airport may cost Rs 5,000.00 (US$50) approximately. But bus travel is comparatively cheaper. Trains are few and far between. The starting point for buses and trains is Colombo (Pettah).

Route: From Colombo, take a Colombo . Awissawella bus from the Main Bus Station in Pettah (Colombo) commuting via Kosgama on Route No. 122 (through Maharagama, on 'High Level Road') or a bus on Route No. 03 (through Kaduwela, on 'Low Level Road') and get off at the bus stop at Kosgama Junction, past the 47th KM post on Colombo - Ratnapura Road. From Kosgama Junction / 47th km post, the Centre is only a walking distance away. If necessary engage a ' Three Wheeler Scooter Taxi., from the taxi stand close to the bus stop at Kosgama Junction. At current rates it may cost you not more than Rs. 100/= (US $01).

If in doubt: If in doubt, or travelling from any other destination in Sri Lanka, contact the Centre for directions on 036 2253955, 036-3866715