Course Finances

According to the tradition of pure Vipassana, courses are run solely on a donation basis from old students. In this way courses are supported by those who have realized for themselves the benefits of the practice. Wishing to share these benefits with others, one gives a donation according to one's means and volition. Such donations are the only source of funding for course in this tradition around the world. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring them. Neither the teachers nor the organizers receive any kind of payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Vipassana is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism.

Who can donate

Donations are accepted only from old students i.e. from students who have completed at least one ten-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assisting teachers. Someone taking the course for the first time may give a donation on the last day of the course or any time thereafter.

How to donate

Old students can donate in one of the following ways:

  • Direct deposit in the bank/online donation

          Bank name: Saurashtra Gramin Bank 
          Account name: Bhavnagar Vipashyana Center Sarvjanik Trust
          Account number: 7801479696-0
          Branch address: Suchak Medical Center, Kalubha Road, New Bhakti Baug, 364001, Palitana, Sautashtra. 
          IFSC code: SBINORRSRGB (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)     

  • By cheque/ demand draft:

    Donations can be sent by Cheque/Draft favoring “Bhavnagar Vipashyana Center Sarvjanik Trust” can be sent to the following address: 
    Bhavnagar Vipassana Centre,
    C/o Shri Parfulbhai & Smt Geetaben Mehta, 
    401, Aaradhna Flat, Meghani Circle, Bhavnagar,
    Tel No: +91-9427560594 

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