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Mexico's Vipassana Meditation Center
Dhamma Makaranda
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Vipassana Meditation As Taught By S. N. Goenka * and his
Assistant Teachers
in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin


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Reference links
Schedule of courses
Directions to the Center
Vipassana Research Institute *
Course Checklist
What to bring
Weather & Climate
About Dhamma Makaranda
Commonly asked questions
International Vipassana *
Vipassana Research Institute *
Pariyatti *
Old students' site *
Latin American Centres
Dhamma Santi *
Miguel Pereira, Brazil
Other Latin American Courses *
North American Centers
Dhamma Kunja *
Ethel, WA, USA
Dhamma Dhara *
Shelburne Falls, MA, USA
Dhamma Pakasa *
Pecatonica, IL, USA
Dhamma Siri *
Kaufman, TX, USA
Dhamma Mahavana *
North Fork, CA, USA
Dhamma Manda *
Mendocino, CA, USA
Dhamma Surabhi *
Merritt, BC, Can
Dhamma Suttama *
Sutton, Qué, Can

Dhamma Torana *
Alliston, Ont, Can

What is Vipassana?
Vipassana is one of India's most ancient meditation techniques. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. One begins by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. Then, with a sharpened awareness, one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experiences the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. This truth-realization by direct experience results in mental purification.

The technique is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organized religion or sectarianism. It can be freely practiced by anyone without conflict due to race, community or religion, and will prove equally beneficial to one and all. You can find out more about the technique by visiting the international Vipassana Meditation Home Page *.

About Dhamma Makaranda
The first Vipassana Meditation Center to be built in Latin America, Dhamma Makaranda is located near Valle de Bravo, a beautiful colonial town beside a large lake, in the highlands of central Mexico. The center is west of Mexico City, and is a pleasant, 2 hour drive from the Capital.

To Apply for a Course
To learn the basics of Vipassana meditation, one needs to take an introductory residential ten-day course. Before applying, you will have to read the Introduction to the Technique and Code of Discipline * ( To download a copy, click here *). You may first have a look at the Schedule of Courses to choose the most convenient dates for you and fill in an application form .

Attending a course ?
Review the course checklist for items and instructions for your upcoming course. Directions to the Centre : Dhamma Makaranda is located in the State of Mexico, on the edge of the village of San Bartolo, between Amanalco and Valle de Bravo.

How much does a course cost ?
According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only from those who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers. Someone taking the course for the first time may give a donation on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.



Information

If you are calling from Mexico
  01 (55) 5660-9970
If you are calling International
+52 (55) 5660-9970

You may also write to the following address for registration and information :

Asociación Vipassana de México A.C.
P.O. Box 202, 62520 Tepoztlan, MORELOS

PHONE AND FAX: +52 (55) 5660-9970

email: info@makaranda.dhamma.org

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Last update : MARCH 17th, 2006