It is a very calm atmosphere, and the mountain location is beautiful. My only other Vippasana center experience was in Dhamma Kuñja in Washington State. This, by comparison, is much smaller. I served as kitchen staff for a kids course, so my stay was short, but I enjoyed it. One of the highlights, aside from the meditation itself, was the 7am walk to the dairy farm next door to get 10L of fresh milk. It was a joy to work with the rest of the kitchen team and it was good to work on my meditation practice.