COVID-19 Related Updates

During this Pandemic period, New York Vipassana Association in-person group activities have been modified, and a few remain suspended.

Courses: 10-day and 1-day courses have been scheduled. 3-day and Childrens courses are being planned. See the Course Schedule for details.  For all residential (overnight) courses, all participants must follow NYVA’s Residential COVID-19 Protocols which include vaccinations, mask use, and private transportation.

Group Sittings: Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. All groups require you to sign up for a ticket via Eventbrite. Please use the usual old student password for the Eventbrite ticket. Health Related Protocols apply.

  • Morning session: 7:30am – 8:35am
  • Midday session: 12:00 noon – 1:05pm
  • Evening session 1: 6:00pm – 7:05pm
  • Evening session 2: 7:10pm – 8:15pm

Old students are required to follow the NYC Dhamma House Health Related Protocols and the Safety Protocols for NYC Dhamma House.

All NYVA-sponsored group sittings hosted at Old Students’ homes continue to be suspended. If you have completed a 10-day course in this tradition, you can access resources to support your practice.

We will continue to restart activities as soon as we can safely do so, relying on guidance from the CDC, state and local health officials, and prioritizing the safety and well-being of our servers and meditators.

New York area updates will be posted on We encourage you to visit the nearby center websites, (Massachusetts) and (Delaware), for updates on their courses and activities.

If you have any questions, please email us: If you are an Old Student and would like to serve on any of the committees planning courses and sittings, please email: