About Dhamma Kuñja
The Northwest Vipassana Center, also known as Dhamma Kuñja, is situated on 50 acres in rural western Washington, conveniently located approximately two hours drive from both Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. It was established in August 1991 to offer training in Vipassana meditation, and is one of about 200 international centers where the technique of Vipassana meditation is taught and practiced.
Mature stands of western red cedar, alder, birch, and bigleaf maple resonate the Northwest Vipassana Center’s name of Dhamma Kuñja, meaning “Grove of Dhamma”, offering a quiet, secluded and comfortable environment for the self-introspection that forms an integral part of a Vipassana meditation course.
The Center’s campus includes a main building with the kitchen, male and female dining areas, female server accommodations, teacher residences and storage; a meditation hall; and two residence buildings with double rooms and attached baths. Accommodations are simple and comfortable. There are separate residences for men and women, accommodating a maximum of 36 men and 44 women. Non-binary students on courses and may request a private room with attached bath by stating this preference in the “Anything else to add?” section of the course application form.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Center has been operating at half capacity. Each student is assigned a private room with attached bath for everyone’s health and safety.