What to Bring
To ensure a comfortable and productive course at the centre for yourself and your fellow students, please see the items listed below.
We provide one bed with mattress, one pillow and one blanket.
Please bring a bed-sheet, a pillowcase and an extra blanket.
Please don’t bring a sleeping bag.
We provide meditation cushions (or backrest or chair as permitted by the conducting teacher)
Please bring your own cushion or blanket if you prefer to use them.
Please bring comfortable loose clothing during the summers, and a warm jacket during the winters, sweaters or shawls, slippers.
Please don’t bring shorts, tank tops, transparent, tight or revealing clothing; bring leggings or tights only if they will be covered to the knee by a skirt or dress.
Please note you will need enough clothing for your entire stay and all items should be modest, as described in the Code of Discipline. An external service provider will provide laundry service, on select few days during the course. It will take two days for the clothes to be washed, pressed and returned back by the laundry service provider.
Please bring a towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, unscented deodorant, shampoo, shaving kit, sanitary supplies and sunscreen if needed.
Please don’t bring perfumes, aftershave, scented creams, scented powders or any other products that smell strongly.
Please bring your medicines that you regularly take as per doctor prescription or any emergency medicines that you feel you may need.
Please bring a travel clock, torch (with spare batteries), drinking water bottle, thermos.
Please don’t bring personal food, laptop, tablets, MP3 player, reading materials or writing materials.
Property is kept at the centre at your own risk. Vipassana meditation center is not liable for any loss or damage to property, however caused. The required items that have been listed cover all seasons. Please bring items appropriate for the season.