Studies have shown that meditation and relaxation techniques improve quality of life for cancer patients, and everyone. Our foundation believes that meditation is helpful for breast cancer, depression and fear. Hence, in addition to our weekly program we introduce Vipassana meditation charity retreat to survivors.

There are no charges for the courses - not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from old students who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of this meditation, wish to give others the same opportunity. This powerful ancient meditation technique cultivates awareness of the body, the mind, and the external environment.
Listen to an explanation of Vipassana by SN Goenka read an explanation of Vipassana meditation.

Vipassana can help to optimize the capacity of the body and mind to heal after a survivor undergoes their treatments of choice. Scientific studies have illustrated enhanced overall well being (both physical and mental) in meditators. At the very minimum, this course offers 10 days of silent time and tools to use, so that life, or even death, can be approached with a clear renewed spirit and a balanced mind.
*this course can be very greuling, and should be undertaken only after careful consideration and participation in a 13 week program at our centers and physical evaluation by a doctor.

Find a charity retreat near you. There are numerous Centers in India and elsewhere in Asia; eight Centers in North America; three Centers in Latin America; seven Centers in Europe; seven Centers in Australia/New Zealand; one Center in the Middle East and one Center in Africa. Each Center maintains its own schedule of regular ten day Vipassana courses. In addition, ten day courses are frequently held at other locations outside of Centers as they are arranged by local students of Vipassana in those areas. An alphabetical list of worldwide course locations is available as well as a graphical interface of course locations worldwide and in India and Nepal.