Alberta Vipassana Centre
Bowden, Alberta, Canada
Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
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.
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 Pariyatti.org
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.
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.