Welcome to the New York Vipassana Association website.

The New York Vipassana Association (NYVA) is a nonprofit organization that sponsors periodic public events and local residential courses in Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka or his assistant teachers.

Introduction to Vipassana What to Expect on a Course How to Apply for a Course
Vipassana is one of India’s oldest techniques of meditation, first taught 2,500 years ago. It is a practical method of self-awareness that allows one to face the tensions and problems of daily life in a calm and balanced way. To learn Vipassana Meditation one needs to develop one’s own experience during a residential 10-day course. Find out about the prerequisites and how to apply for a Vipassana course.

The Old Student website contains information regarding group-sittings with other meditators in your area, Old Student courses, Dhamma Service, dāna, and the NYC Dhamma House. Old Students are those who have completed at least one 10-day Vipassana course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers. Please enter the Old Student username and password at the top left. If you are an Old Student and have forgotten the login information, please send an email to info@ny.us.dhamma.org with details such as when and where you sat your most recent 10-day course.