HISTORY OF VIPASSANA IN MONTANA

Montanans have been attending Vipassana courses in India and around the world since the 70's. The first two 10-day courses in Montana were held in the early 90's. Group meditations and 1-day courses for old students were occasionally organized to help support people in their practice over the years.

S.N. Goenka came to Montana during his 2002 tour of North America, when he gave a public talk at the University of Montana in Missoula to nearly 400 people. This visit coincided with a 1-day course for old students of Vipassana, where Goenkaji gave Vipassana instructions and answered questions about the practice. This trip would then inspire old students to organize four more 10-day courses that were held annually every summer between the years 2002-2005.

Currently, we are not organizing any 10-day courses in Montana due to the need for a suitable location and sufficient help in organizing a course from old students who have already completed the 10-day course. With growing interest and the volition from old students to make it happen, 10-day courses will again be offered in Montana in the future.

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT UPCOMING 10-DAY COURSES

If you would like to be added to an email announcement list that will notify you if and when a 10-day course will be offered in Montana, please fill out the form at Subscribe to 10-day Vipassana Course in Montana Announcements. You will have the option to unsubscribe from this list at the bottom of every email you receive from this list. We will only send emails to this list if we are announcing a 10-day course being offered in Montana, so there won't be any emails until that happens.

CHILDREN AND TEENS COURSES IN MONTANA

Every year we organize and offer 1-day courses for children and teens ages 8-15, and they are usually offered in the fall. These courses are designed for kids, and they include instruction in Anapana meditation and breaks for art, games, outdoor activities, and meals.

To receive announcements about upcoming children and teens courses fill out the subscription form: Subscribe to Children and Teens Course Announcements

Be sure to select the MONTANA box and any other states of interest to you or others you know.

For more information and videos go to www.children.dhamma.org.

For course dates or to apply go to: Montana Vipassana Course Schedule and Applications

OLD STUDENTS IN MONTANA

Those who have already completed a 10-day course as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers may attend other Vipassana activities that are being offered in Montana, such as 1-day courses and weekly group sittings.