About Dhamma Bhanu Vipassana Meditation Centre
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The first Vipassana meditation centre established in Japan (1989), Dhamma Bhanu lies in the northwestern part of Kyoto prefecture, near to Mizuho town.
The centre is easily reached by public transport from Kyoto JR station (90min) which has rail and bus services to all major cities and airports.
Dhamma Bhanu is located in rural countryside, in a peaceful location surrounded by forest and farm land.
Courses are held at the centre throughout the year and are conducted in both English and Japanese with participants attending from all over Japan.
Dhamma Bhanu currently has the capacity to accommodate 65 students plus teachers and management and is administrated by the Japan Vipassana Association, a non-profit organization.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.