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Alberta Vipassana Centre

Dhamma Karunā

Bowden, Alberta, Canada

Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

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Centre's land
Reference Links
Meditation Centres - North America
Meditation Centres - World Wide

Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is an ancient technique of meditation which was taught by Gautama the Buddha more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for human suffering, i.e., an Art of Living. To those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, we recommend you visit the International Vipassana website for an introduction.

Introductory Talks and Events

Public talks about Vipassana Meditation and other events are periodically scheduled to provide interested persons with information about the technique. Audio from public talks given by S.N. Goenka are available at

To Apply for a Course

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.

Attending a Course?

Review the course checklist for items and instructions for your upcoming course. For ride sharing information please visit our online rideshare board. Click on the respective links for directions to the site in Sylvan Lake or Conrich.

About the land for the Centre

It is a beautiful 108 acres piece of land in the Alberta countryside located 6 miles west of the town of Bowden on Highway 587. The property is only 1 ½ hours from Calgary and 2 hours from Edmonton and so the location is central and convenient to all, yet not too far from the southern and northern communities.

Information Contact

Calgary: (403) 282-3413
Edmonton: (780) 993-5771
Saskatoon: (306) 979-1361
Fax: (403) 206-7453

Mailing address

Vipassana Meditation
RR6 Site 6 Box 43 LCD 9
Calgary, AB T2M 4L5

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