Our next available course will begin in January 2016 and registration is now open. To ensure a place, early application is advisable. The course runs from 9th January to 1st April, 2016.
The subscription rate for our current course is US $130 - just over $1.50 per day. This brings 12 weeks' tuition via Vipassana Fellowship's Online Course Campus, personal support for your practice (by e-mail and online discussion) from the course teacher and includes specially recorded audio guided meditations and chants.
Please note that anyone in genuine financial difficulty may contact us before applying to discuss paying by instalments over a longer term or, when necessary, a reduced subscription fee.
Our FREE subscription offer for South Asia
If you were born and currently live in one of the traditional homelands of early Theravada Buddhism we are able to offer a limited number of places on each online course free of charge. This scheme applies to those native to - and permanently resident in - India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia and Laos. These limited places normally go very quickly. The special form for January 2016 Homelands places will be available here on 9th December; please do not use the standard form.
Concessionary rates available to all previous participants
If you have participated in any of our earlier online courses you are welcome to join us for the new session at a substantial discount: the standard version for US $75 including the downloadable audio material. Note: Our Parisa scheme is an alternative way of subscribing that provides ongoing support, access to future courses and new monthly material.
If you would like to register for the forthcoming course, you will need to complete our online application and pay the subscription to secure a place. Once we have received your form and payment we will normally write to you within 7 days to confirm your place.
We need to know a little about you if we are to be able to support you during the course. We'll ask you for your contact details and also that you tell us something about your experience and reason for wanting to take the course. This provides the opportunity, if you wish, to let the course leader know of any issues that may need to be taken into account during the 12 weeks we will be together. Payment can be securely made through Stripe using most Credit or Debit cards.
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The Vital Link by Bhikkhu Bodhi