Dhamma Karuṇā is one of more than 120 centres worldwide offering courses in Vipassana Meditation, as taught by S.N.Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. It is based in Youngstown, Alberta and is centrally located between Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon of the neighbouring province Saskatchewan.
The Vipassana Meditation Centre in Youngstown, AB is currently closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refrain from visiting until further notice.
Courses previously scheduled for fall of 2020 have been cancelled due to the rise in transmission in Alberta.
Committees continue to work toward the goal of reopening the centre.
Old students may join committees on the old student area of the web page if interested in helping with centre tasks related to preparation for reopening.
Vipassana at a glance
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. It is a process of self-purification by self-observation. The technique is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sect. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one and all. For more information, please see the introduction to Vipassana.
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. If you are interested in attending a ten-day course, please review the application sections for basic information and guidelines, then proceed to the course schedule to select a course and apply.