How to Apply

Vipassana courses are open to anyone over 18 sincerely wishing to learn the technique.  The  tried and tested way to learn this ancient meditation technique is during a 10-day residential retreat.

The courses are available for application three months prior to the commencement date.  Unless otherwise indicated, the course instructions are given in Cantonese and English.

A student may apply to only one course at a time in Hong Kong regardless of the centre location or waiting list status. Any additional applications will not be processed. For those on the waiting list, you will be notified once a place is available, so please do not apply for other courses. If you want to change the course date, you will need to cancel your previous application, whether it is accepted or on the waiting list, and reapply the course of another date. You can only apply for future courses after the previous course has completed.

Before Applying

If you are ready to commit to this substantial undertaking, please take the following steps:

1. Read the Code of Discipline

This will tell you all you need to know about your course and what will be expected from you as a student. Once you have read this in full and are happy to sit the full course, follow the daily timetable and observe all the percepts and disciplines cautiously, you can then proceed...


2. Check the course schedule

This will give the dates and locations of all 10-day courses in Hong Kong. If this is your first course you must first sit a 10-day course before applying for the other kinds of courses listed in the schedule. After picking the best date and location, please...


3. Apply via the schedule

Simply click on the "Apply" option next to your chosen course in the schedule and follow the steps outlined therein.

After Applying

Initial notification

When your application has been accepted, you will receive an acceptance email providing further information and travel directions to the centre. If you are on the waiting list, you will receive a notification. It may take up to two weeks before you can receive the notification due to the large amount of applications. You may also check your spam inbox. If you haven't received a notification within two weeks, please send an email to [email protected].



Two weeks before the course starts, accepted students will receive another confirmation email. Please click the 'reconfirm' link in the email to reconfirm your attendance as to guarantee your place.

If you want to cancel your application at any time, please let us know as soon as possible and your place will be reallocated to other applicants on the waiting list.