Anapan Meditation

Anapan Meditation

Anapan is the first step in practice of Vipassana meditation. Anapan means observation of natural respiration, as it comes in and as it goes out. It helps develop concentration of mind. Observation of breath is the ideal object for meditation because it is always available and it is absolutely non-sectarian. Another reason is that the rhythm of respiration has an intimate connection with the mind. When the mind is overpowered by any negativity such as anger, fear, lust, envy or any other, we see that the rhythm of our respiration becomes rapid and gross. When the negativities stop, the rhythm of respiration becomes slow and subtle.

Introduction + Anapana practice session – Total 30 min

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Course Finances

According to the tradition of Vipassana, courses are run solely on donation basis. Donations are accepted only from those who have completed at least one 10-day course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assisting teachers.

There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring them. Neither the teachers nor the organizers receive any kind of payment for their service.


Take great care that your actions do not disturb anyone. Take no notice of distractions caused by others. Meditate as if one were alone, with mind turned inward, ignoring any inconveniences and distractions that one may encounter.

We are happy to have the opportunity to serve you, and wish you peace and harmony from your experience of Vipassana.