Vipassana France


Discover the Courses

Courses in Vipassana, based on the four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2nd- 15th september 2024


The Beginner's Course

If this is your first time to practice this particular method of meditation, we recommend 14 days to complete the course. 

12 Day Advanced Course

This course is for meditators who have completed the
beginner’s course

Introductory Course

We recommend between 5 and 14 days for an introductory course.
Any time you have available 
may be beneficial.

The Technique

The practise of Vipassana meditation is based on the teachings passed down by the Buddha over 2500 years ago.

This is a guided meditation course in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. The method is an intensive form of the Mahasi Sayadaw technique with sequences of mindful prostrations, walking and sitting meditations as taught by The Late Ven. Phra Prom Mongkol Vi (Ven. Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo). Meditators will learn how to apply mindfulness on the body, feelings, mind and mind objects through simple and structured exercises. All arising phenomena are labeled mentally.

Why do we practise Insight Meditation?

Lord Buddha pointed out these five aims to the practice of meditation:

  • To purify the hearts and minds of beings
  • To overcome sorrow and sadness
  • To free oneself from pain and suffering
  • To discover the true path in life
  • To realize the end of suffering (Nirvana)

Who can practise Insight Meditation?

Everyone, with or without previous experience with meditation is most welcome. The development of mindfulness and gaining insight through one’s own unique experience are independent of origin, age, gender, religion or belief. To practice Vipassana, it is not necessary to adhere to any religious denomination.

Texts referencing the practice of Vipassana Satipatthana have been taken verbatim from the book ‘The One Way Path to Nibbana’ written by the Late Ven. Phra Prom Mongkol (Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo). Translated to English by Teacher Kathryn Chindaporn.