Vipassana Meditation

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, an Art of Living.


Course Information

To learn Vipassana meditation one needs to develop one's own experience during a residential ten day course. A description and timetable of a typical ten day course may be found in the Code of Discipline. For more information please see the Course Schedule and Online Course Application.

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In order to protect the health of our students and staff, and to support efforts to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, Dhamma Kunja will be closed until July 15th, and perhaps longer. We will reopen as soon as advised by public health experts. Students currently scheduled for future courses will remain registered, but we will not be accepting new applications at this time. Please see the schedule page for specific course information.

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Northwest Vipassana Center

One of over 120 international centers where the technique of Vipassana meditation is taught and practiced, the Northwest Vipassana Center, also known as Dhamma Kuñja (meaning Grove of Dhamma), is situated on 50 rural acres near the town of Onalaska, Washington, two hours south of Seattle, and 1.5 hours north of Portland, Oregon. The Center was established in August 1991 to offer training in Vipassana meditation. Ten-day courses are offered every month for new and returning students. Three-day and one-day courses are given for returning students from time to time, as well as programs for children.


The Northwest Vipassana Center is administered by the Northwest Vipassana Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Its notice of tax exemption and IRS Form 990 return can be obtained from [email protected].